Wife attempts suicide over spousal abuse in Lagos


One Mrs Bukola Agboola was last Thursday saved from killing herself in Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

The mother of two, according to Vanguard, attempted suicide on the fateful day night, at her residence at No. 2 Kuburat Lawal Street, Abule-Egba in Agbado Oke Odo Local Council Development Area of the state.

The report said Mrs Agboola fell into depression due to rude economic situation her family was in, which made basic necessities beyond their reach coupled with her husband’s roughshod treatment of her.

Drove by the harsh situation, she was said to have drank sniper but was saved by neighbours and her husband’s younger brother who rushed to her to Ile Epo General Hospital.

“I decided to commit suicide when I gave it a thought that I cannot go any further in that kind of situation so I drank sniper out of frustration.

“I am tired of the relationship and have reported the issue to the person who is left as my mother since my biological parents died.

“Unfortunately, she is visually impaired and could not prevail on my husband. I am in a tight corner and just need a break”, she told the paper on her sickbed.


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