What could have prompted a 37-year-old mother of two to take her life six days after given birth to a new baby? This is the question begging for an answer in Kogi State, as the woman who was simply called by her neighbour as Mama Debora, reportedly left her room on that fateful night to ease herself but never come back. The incident which took place at Ganaja village in Lokoja, the state capital.
Our source revealed that the husband of the deceased decided to look for her, when the new born baby started crying ceaselessly without attention. It was at this stage that he discovered his wife was hanging onto a protruding iron.
Investigations by our reporter, revealed that the deceased had been threatening several times to commit suicide at every slight provocation from her husband. It was also revealed that a few days to the unfortunate incidence, the deceased was said to have put a call to her pastor informing him of her failing health.
The pastor, it was learnt came down to see her and took the woman to the hospital, where she was allegedly asked to be given blood.It was further revealed that the deceased before her death was not having a cordial relationship with her mother.
Another source also disclosed that why the woman decided to commit suicide, was as a result of the medical report that confirmed her health status a HIV Positive patient and decided to take her own life instead of facing the disgrace and stigma. The woman whose marriage produced a third child was advised by the doctor not to breast feed the baby. He stated that the body has been released to family for burial.