Bukka Hut Founder, Laolu Martins Commits Suicide

Co-founder of Bukka Hut and business magnate, Laolu Martins, has committed suicide after claims of long battle with depression.

Laolu Martins who was an investment banking expert and also the co-founder and executive director of popular restaurant chain, Bukka Hut, is said to committed suicide in his home in the early hours of Tuesday, September 27.

It was put together that Martins, despite his career success, had been battling depression for a while now before he ultimately took his own life at around 3 am on Tuesday. TheWill reports.

Laolu Martins Commits Suicide

The deceased was a chartered stockbroker and a chartered accountant with 12 years of experience in investment banking, corporate banking, stockbroking, asset management, and pension fund management.

He joined Investment Banking & Trust Company Plc, now Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, where he served in the Financial Control and Trade Finance/Foreign Operations units of the Bank before being seconded to Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Ltd, where at several times he was Financial Controller, Head Asset Management, and lastly, Head Stockbroking.

Until his death, he was the CEO of Nigeria International Security Limited (NISL), an independent financial services firm specializing in investments in Nigeria.

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