A woman identified only as Uzoaku, has reportedly killed herself over her children’s unemployment status. The incident happened on Saturday in Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The deceased allegedly hanged herself with a rope which she tied to the burglary-proof bars of the window in her room.
It was gathered that the 66-year-old woman had constantly complained that her two children, who graduated some years back, had not got any job.
A villager, Uche Aniuno, said, “I saw her about four days ago. She expressed bitterness over the unemployment situation of her two children who graduated some years back. But I didn’t know that could lead her to this situation.
“She was a hard-working woman and I won’t say she was poor. One of her daughters is married with children. We are all surprised that she ended this way.”
But the younger brother of the deceased, Fredrick Nwenu, told some journalists that his sister had no reason to take her life.
A neigbour, Isaac Umeh, who described the incident as regrettable, wondered why a grandmother would take such a decision.
He said the deceased was alone at home when the incident happened.
“Nobody was around that time. The food she was cooking was still on the fire when she suddenly rushed into the room where she used a rope to hang herself.
“The whole thing is still a mystery to us because nobody believed a woman of her age with grandchildren could take her own life,” he said.
The police are yet to confirm the incident.
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