Sunday, 14 October 2012

Mother of twins commits suicide by jumping into Osun River in Ede

A few days after she was delivered of a set of twins, Mrs Shekinat Abdurazaq, 27, allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday when she jumped into the Osun River in Ede.

The incident occurred at about 3.30 p.m. on the Osun River Bridge on the Oke Gada Road. It was learnt that the woman, who hailed from Ede in Osun, delivered the twins 11 days ago.

An eyewitness account revealed that shortly before Abdurazaq jumped into the river, she reportedly prayed and gave alms to beggars around the bridge head.


One of the eyewitnesses, who identified himself as Selia Mojeed, said that people did not know that Abdurazaq wanted to commit suicide, else they would have prevented her from doing so.

Although efforts to speak with her husband failed, it was said that the woman had no outstanding problems with her spouse, family or neighbours before the incident.

Efforts by sympathisers and passersby to rescue the woman failed as she was said to have drowned immediately.

Shortly after the incident, her husband who also attempted to jump into the river was prevented from doing so by onlookers.

The police later whisked away the deceased’s husband and placed him under safe custody at the Police “A” Division in Ede.

Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Folasade Odoro, confirmed the incident.

Source: NAN

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