Mother of 5 dies by hanging in Ebonyi

A middle aged woman whose name was given to our reporter as Ifeoma Otubo took her own life by hanging on Sunday December 20, 2020 in Ebonyi State.

Mrs Ifeoma Otubo was reportedly took her own life by hanging herself on a bush mango tree behind her house at Okposi Umuoghara, in Ezza North local government area of the state.

Our correspondent gathered that the 45 years old mother of five, had some time in 2014 attempted to commit suicide because of hardship but was rescued by people who spotted her.

According Orient Daily News, before she took her life at the early hours of Sunday, she had complained of hardship and can not take care of her five children.

It was alleged that her first child is about 25years.

A source from the community said, the deceased and family were displaced from the Ezza/Eziulo protracted communal war in Ishielu local government area of the state.

“She was among the people displaced by Ezza/Eziulo war. she returned to her father’s house having been displaced by the communal war together with the husband and children but since that time, life has not been easy on them.

“About five years ago she attempted suicide but was stopped by people who saw her but this time around, the husband said he entered his room because they were given two rooms by the wife’s family so he entered his room while she the deceased entered into her room with the children so very early in the morning when the children waked up to easy themselves (to urinate) they saw their mother hanged on the bush mango tree behind their house.

“It was said that the disease during her first suicide attempt gave hardship as reason because before the war they were living well because she had a personal business shop she was managing but when they relocated to the fathers’ house at Umuoghara they became small farmers.

The Police Mouth-piece in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the report.

Odah, who described the incident as unfortunate, conveyed the CP’s heartfelt condolences to the people and urged the IDPs not to lose hope noting that the government is working hard to resettle them and better their living.

She pointed out that the Ezza/Eziulo crisis has defiled many peace processes but the state government is working to resettle the IDPs.

“On 20th December 2020 by 4 pm, Christopher Nwuzor from Okposi Umuoghara reported at Ezza North division that his sister one Ifeoma Otubo aged 45 years committed suicide by hanging herself on a bush mango tree behind their house.

“The DPO mobilized to the area, the body was brought down and no mark of violence was seen on her, the family did not suspect any foul play and demanded the release of the corpse for burial." -Orient Daily.

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