A principal lecturer in the Department of Adult Education of Tayo Akpata University, Ekiadolor, Benin, Friday Orobator, has committed suicide over a 13-month unpaid salary.
The senior lecturer is in his 50s and his wife had just been delivered of a baby.
Orobator, a father-of-four, according to report hanged himself at his Obakhazbaye, Benin residence, on Friday.
His lifeless body was discovered behind his apartment around 1:30 pm with the green rope he used to hang himself still on his neck.
His body has been relocated to the morgue around 1:30 pm.
The Chairman of COEASU of the tertiary institution, owned by Edo State Government, Fred Omonuwa, confirmed all the staff had not been paid for 13 months.