Business Pressure: Abuja Popular Restaurant Owner Commits Sui^cide
Terver Orfega, a 29-year-old man from Benue State, who was the brain behind upcoming Abuja restaurant, Second Pot, has committed suicide over his inability to repay a business loan.
Until his untimely death, Orfega was the manager of Second Pot Restaurant, located at Lobito Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.
He is believed to have borrowed money to finance his business but fell into depression after trying unsuccessfully to repay his debt.
Orfega was found dead in his private room at a hotel in Garki on October 31, 2023, after drinking a toxic substance suspected to be Sniper.
His friend, Mercy Akwari, admitted that Orfega once told her that he was struggling with depression, but she did not take him seriously. The deceased hailed from Kwande Local Government area in Benue State.
The death of the owner of the Second Pot Restaurant in Abuja came as the Department of Development Control, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) revealed that it demolished 11,705 shanty colonies across Abuja city, from January to October.
The department also generated N2.5 billion and created 13,873 direct and indirect jobs within the period, says Mr Mukhtar Galadima, Director, Development Control, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, FCTA.
Galadima, who disclosed this during a media briefing on the activities of the department in Abuja on Sunday, explained that the shanties and illegal developments were demolished in conjunction with the Ministerial Enforcement Task Force Team.
He identified the affected areas as Kabusa, Kasuwan dare, Galadimawa junction, Mabushi scavenger colony and Gudu District along Oladipo Diya Way.
He equally said that the department also removed obstructing structures on waterways at Lugbe, Jahi and Lokogoma.