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Man fined N215,000, commits suicide in Ogun

Man fined N215,000, commits suicide in Ogun

A truck owner, identified as Fatai Salami, has committed suicide after his truck was seized by officials of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps for flouting COVID-19 laws in the state.

Salami reportedly drank an insecticide, snippers, on the premises of the TRACE  after he was asked to pay N215,000 for flouting COVID-19 law in the state.

A source told our correspondent that TRACE officials seized the deceased’s truck from his driver in Abeokuta on Thursday for flouting social distancing order and failure to use face mask.

He was said to have gone to the premises of TRACE and pleaded for the release of his truck, but failed to get his truck back.

According to the source, he had been sleeping on the premises since Thursday until Monday when he was able to raise a sum of N150,000, which was rejected.

The source said the man threatened to kill himself, but was not taken seriously until he drank the snippers and died.

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