Neighbors’ swift intervention on Thursday, June 25, saved a mother of two, Mrs Bukola Agboola, who tried to commit suicide in Lagos state’s Abule-Egba area.
The woman, who resides at Number 2 Kuburat Lawal Street in Abule Egba, drank sniper and waited to die when she was identified and rescued, according to Vanguard. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was treated by doctors.
Recounting her ordeal on her sickbed, Bukola said she decided to end her life because of her husband’s constant physical and emotional abuse, Mr. Wasiu Agboola, allegedly subjected her over the years. She said her husband used to beat and to inflict pain on her.
“Receiving all forms of maltreatment from my husband, who often beats me up any time of the day got to me and I decided to rent an apartment just to safe myself from untimely death. Having reported to his father who did not subscribe to his attitude, he advised me not to leave my children with him so as not to make them suffer as no adequate care will be given to them.
I managed to raise some fund through the sale of bottled engine oil, but when my husband left no money for us to feed, I had to break my save to buy them some foodstuffs. I decided to commit suicide when I gave it a thought that I cannot go any further in that kind of situation so I drank sniper out of frustration.
I am tired of the relationship and have reported the issue to the person who is left as my mother since my biological parents died. Unfortunately, she is visually impaired and could not prevail on my husband. I am in a tight corner and just need a break”, she lamented.
The husband who is a motorcycle rider, according to the neighbors, often resorts to beat Bukola up whenever they have a disagreement particularly when he demands sex from her. The neighbors claim that after any quarrel, Wasiu was also in the habit of throwing his wife down the street from their home.
Bukola was discharged from the hospital and referred for proper counseling to the Yaba Psychiatric Hospital.