A mentally challenged woman whose children abandoned her has committed suicide.
A 53-year-old woman, Amoke Adeoko, must have thought that during her old age, her children would be able to take adequate care of her but when such assistance was not forthcoming, she decided to end it all by committing suicide.
The woman died after she into a 130 feet well in front of her compound at 5 Ajilekege Street, Pipeline Bus Stop, Idimu. Lagos.
The state Fire Service Director, Rasak Fadipe, said the tragic incident occurred on the night of Friday, July 7, 2015, adding that the woman was brought out from the well already dead around 11:05pm by firemen from the Ikotun division, with support by Alausa Fire Station.
Fadipe said that residents felt the woman could have developed some mental challenges after she had been abandoned by her children.
“The woman was said to be in control of one of the storey buildings in the compound which her late husband left behind for her. But her children abandoned her because of her state.
On Friday, one of her children was said to have come around the house and brought a gift for her. Unknown to him, the woman cited him from afar with the man sending the gift to her through somebody else and did not come to see her.
Seeing that, the woman deliberately jumped into the deep well and was brought out dead.”