Mother of five commits suicide over hardship in Ebonyi

A 45-year-old mother of five children identified as Mrs Ifeoma Otubo from Okposi Umuoghara in Ezza North LGA of Ebonyi state has committed suicide.

The deceased, it was gathered, took took her own her life by hanging on Sunday December 20, 2020.

She reportedly hung herself on a bush mango tree behind her house.

A brother to the. deceased, Christopher Nwuzor told Reporter that, she had some time in 2014 attempted to commit suicide because of hardship but was rescued by people who spotted her.

He said before she took her on Sunday, she had complained of hardship and that she could no longer take care of her five children.

The deceased and family were said to have been displaced from the Ezza/Eziulo protracted communal war in Ishielu local government area of the state.

“She was among the people displaced by Ezza/Eziulo war. she returned to her father’s house having been displaced by the communal war together with the husband and children, but since that time, life has not been easy on them.

“About five years ago, she attempted suicide but was stopped by people who saw her.

“This time around, the husband said he entered his room because they were given two rooms by the wife’s family. She ( the deceased) entered into her room with the children but very early in the morning when the children came out to pass urine, they saw their mother hanged on the bush mango tree behind their house.

“It was said that the diseased during her first suicide attempt gave hardship as reason because before the war they were living well and had a personal shop she was doing business, but when they relocated to the fathers’ house at Umuoghara they became small farmers and life became very hard”, the Source said.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident, and described it as unfortunate.

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