Woman Commits Suicide After Giving Birth To Twins

Twins 27-year-old Shekinat Abdurazaq on Wednesday committed suicide in Ede town, headquarters of Ede North Local Government Area of Osun State, 11 days after she was delivered of a set of twins.

The woman killed herself by jumping into the Osun River in Ede, Western Nigeria.

The suicide was committed in full glare at about 3.30 p.m. on the Osun River Bridge on the Oke Gada Road.

Witnesses said before Shekinat jumped into the river, she reportedly prayed and gave alms to beggars around the bridge head.

One of the witnesses, who identified himself as Selia Mojeed, said people did not know that Abdurazaq wanted to commit suicide, else they would have prevented her from doing so.

Although efforts to speak with her husband failed, it was said that the woman had no outstanding problems with her spouse, family or neighbours before the incident.

Efforts by sympathisers and passersby to rescue the woman failed as she was said to have drowned immediately.

Shortly after the incident, her husband also attempted to jump into the river. He was prevented from doing so by bystanders.

The police later whisked away the deceased’s husband and placed him under safe custody at the Police “A” Division in Ede.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Folasade Odoro, confirmed the incident.

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