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Hardship: How Nigerian Woman Committed Suicide After Dropping Children in Police Station

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By Our Reporter

The current economic hardship in Nigeria is taking its toll on citizens, the latest is the story of a mother of three who allegedly committed suicide in Enugu State over what eyewitness said was as a result of the unbearable economic hardship and rising cost of living in the country.

The incident reportedly happened on Saturday, March 2  2024.

The woman, whose identity could not be ascertained as at the time of filling this report went to the Ogui Police Station in the Enugu North Local Government Area of the state and reportedly dropped her three kids, without leaving a word with anyone.

The eyewitness who craved for anonymity said that the middle-aged woman, who was said to have become depressed over the current high cost of living in the country, stripped herself naked, came out of the station situated along Ogui Road and ran into a moving vehicle. The vehicle instantly crushed her to death, leaving the children who are below six years motherless.

The source said the eldest of the children was asked about their father, she simply said, “Our father got lost.”
and could not give any other information about their family, their town or residential address.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, was yet to react to the development as at the time of filling this report.

In a related development, the wife of Enugu State governor, Mrs Nkechinyere Mbah, has undertaken to sponsor the children’s living and education.

Mbah’s wife announced the scholarship to be undertaken through her Custos Care Foundation when she paid an unscheduled visit to the Ogui Police Station, where the children were kept in custody.

She appealed to the people who are depressed to seek help and go for counselling to avoid taking drastic decisions.

She also urged the Commissioner for Ministry of Children, Gender and Social Development, Mrs Ngozi Enih, to intensify sensitisation and counselling of people, especially depressed persons to help them come out of the situation.

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