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Why My Husband Jumped Into Lagos Lagoon, Wife


Why My Husband Jumped Into Lagos Lagoon, Wife

Ms Sofiat Amusa, wife of the 25-year-old man who committed suicide by jumping into a lagoon in the Epe area of Lagos, said her husband acted strangely before his death.

“Depression and frustration of not being attended to by his parents contributed to my husband’s death,” she said.

The Nation reports the deceased body was found on Thursday.

The deceased had a 11-month-old daughter before his demise.

A viral video seen by The Nation shows Olalekan sitting on the handrail of the Lagos bridge before jumping into the lagoon.

A voice in the 30-second video is heard asking Olalekan what was wrong with him, but he did not respond.

The Nation learnt Olalekan was a holder of an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) certificate from the Department of Quantity Surveying at the Lagos State Polytechnic, and a worker at Alaro City, a mega estate along the Lekki-Epe Expressway.

Many social media users wondered why the person filming did not make an attempt to rescue him.

The deceased’s 21-year-old wife, in an interview, attributed her husband’s death to frustration and depression.

She said: “Abdulrahman Odunare Olamilekan was my husband. Suddenly we heard about the incident and how it occurred.

“We lived together before his demise but he has been acting strangely for some days before his death.

“I complained about his strange behaviour to his parents but they ignored it until he died.

“Lack of parental care, depression and frustration of not being attended to by his parents contributed to my husband’s death.

“He was a drug addict, he does not take Colorado but he took Arizona. But before the incident occurred, he didn’t do drugs.

“We were shocked when we heard the news, but before it happened, he has been saying it for about three days before the incident occurred and he has been saying some depressing words.

“If he was monitored closely, it would have not led to death.

“My husband’s dead body was found two days after he plunged into lagoon and he has since been buried at the lagoon side.

“There is no one standing by me now except my own family.

“No one from my deceased husband family has contacted me, and I’ve no friends who can support.

“I’ll appreciate the support of Nigerians.

“Before his demise, he pleaded that I should take care of his child.”

She appealed to Nigerians to support her with food and cash to take care of their daughter.

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