I’ve been hesitating to publish this story for 2 days now, particularly because I want to tell the story in the most detached way that I can.
When I first heard that a Kelvin Lakoju had committed suicide in India, the first thing I did was to draw my husband’s notice to it, because we happen to know a Lakoju whose family is from a neighbouring village to ours. My husband said “No! God forbid, it cannot be the Lakoju we know…must be another Lakoju from one of the Yoruba-speaking states.”
The very next day, one of our kinsmen sent us a text message which confirmed our worst fears. We were told that Kelvin was the third son of the Lakoju we knew and that we should immediately contact his father to pay our condolences.
Kelvin Lakoju is the third son of Dr. Tunde Lakoju; a former Commissioner for Agriculture in Edo State. They hail from Makeke in Akoko Edo Local Government Area. They are a very decent and God-fearing family.
So it is a big lie that 28-year-old Kelvin Lakoju, who was a photography student in India committed suicide by jumping off the second floor of his rented accommodation.
Kelvin had reportedly received death threats from his landlord and had on several occasions, reported it to his parents. When we spoke to Kelvin’s father, Dr. Tunde Lakoju yesterday, he said that he spoke last with his late son on Christmas day and that his death occurred at about 2am on December 26.
Dr. Lakoju added that the landlord must have arranged Kelvin’s death and pushed his dead body through the window. As at the time we spoke to him, he was at the foreign commission in respect of the matter. He was also not certain whether Kelvin’s body would be brought to Nigeria or buried in India.
I cannot disclose further facts out of respect for their family’s privacy and beacuse investigations are still going on.
My deepest condolences to the Lakoju family. I share in your pain.
Rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus, Kelvin. You shall be greatly missed. 🙁
If you had missed the initial story when it first broke, please click HERE.