66-year old grandmother hangs self in Anambra



A 66 year old grandmother has committed suicide in  Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State. The deceased simply identified as Uzoaku, was found hanging in her room on March 17th.

The mother of two, was said to have hung herself with a rope which she suspended on the burglary proof of the window in her room.

Residents of the community say the deceased had for many months complained about the inability of her two children, both graduates, to secure good jobs.

It was gathered that the deceased was cooking in the kitchen around 4pm, when she suddenly abandoned the food and dashed to the bedroom where she took her life.

The younger brother to the deceased, Fredrick Nwenu, who accommodated her while alive, said the news came to him as a shock, insisting that there was no reason for her elder sister to take her life. According to him;

“My sister had no reason to do this, having trained her two children to university level. She has two children who are university graduates. The daughter is happily married with kids. So, she has no reason whatsoever to commit suicide.”

A neigbour, Isaac Umeh, who described the incident as sad, wondered why a grand mother would take such a drastic decision.

””Nobody was around except her. The food she was cooking was still on fire when she suddenly abandoned it and rushed into the room where she used a rope to hang herself on a window protector. The whole thing is still a shock to us because nobody believed a woman of her age with grandchildren can take her own life that way,” he said.

Meanwhile the corpse of the deceased has been deposited in the state morgue.




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