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Pregnant widow commits suicide in Edo state

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It was indeed a double tragedy for the people of Emu village, in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State when one of their own, a 38-year-old pregnant widow and mother-of-two, Mrs. Juliet Omoroge committed suicide by hanging.
The deceased, who was a widow and a big-time supplier of palm oil, hung herself with a rope on the ceiling fan of her room.

An eye witness who identified himself as Moses Okpako, narrated to the press how the dead body of Juliet was discovered. According to him, he went to the deceased house as agreed by both of them around 2 p.m., on that fateful day “to collect the money she owed him.”
He continued: “When I got to her house, I met her two little kids, Franca, 6, and Francis, 4, crying heavily in the living room. I asked Franca what the matter was, why she was crying; then she told me that since they both woke up, they hadn’t seen their mother, that she was still sleeping in her room. She further said they were hungry as there was nobody to prepare food for them.”
Okpako was surprised, knowing well that the deceased was too business-minded to still be in bed by that time.
“I asked Franca if she was sure her mother was still inside the room, which she said yes, that the parlour door was locked, that she had opened all the doors and windows in the house and they had knocked her room several times but she refused to open or even answered them,” Okpako recalled.
He subsequently went to the room and knocked the door to no avail.
“I then went to call a neighbour in the compound named Odion; we both knocked again, still no reply, so we had to break the door after which we saw her hanging. We immediately raised an alarm that brought the villagers to the scene”.

When asked the amount of money owed him by the deceased, Okpako affirmed that it was N3, 000. He also asserted that, it couldn’t have been the reason she took her life, “because she knows me very well, if she said she doesn’t have the money, I will go and come back on another day,” he avowed,

adding that “she just lost her husband few months back and also heavily pregnant.”
According to Mathew Aigbe, elder brother of the deceased, “my sister was doing well in her business to the best of my knowledge” I don’t see reason for her to take her own life,”he said.

Still feeling so embittered, Mattew wondered if loneliness could have pushed his late sister over the brink, “because since her husband died, she has been behaving strange. She sometimes acts semi-mad. She and her husband were very much in love,” he affirmed.
It was further learnt from close relatives that the deceased, Juliet Omoroge, lost her husband, Festus, three months ago to asthma. All effort made to reach the Edo State Police Public Relations officer, Mr. Anthony Airhuoyo, to confirm the sad incident was met with walls.

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7 Comments

  1. ceejay

    October 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Yet another preventable loss…
    If only our hospitals are well equipped & there are presence of well trained professional doctors,why would an asthma patient die

  2. Chuks

    October 14, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    How will this children start their life,oh God what a life!

  3. steve

    October 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Its a pity, and stupid too… What abt her kids, how could she leave dem without a father & mother… She shd hav thought of dem & their future without her n their father.

  4. Douglas

    October 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Just like steve commented it’s rather a pity on de part of de children but foolishness for de widow. However close they with de husband shdnt have warranted her to take her life thereupon brought curse to de lineage. This is a lesson to nigerians not to be too emotional.

  5. toby

    October 15, 2012 at 9:53 am

    What a tragedy! No one has the right to take his or her own life. people should always weigh the consequences of their actions on self and others before embarking on them. what is the use of bringing to life children and only leave them to the mercy of others who are least prepared to shoulder such responsibilities. how far can the children go? God help us.

  6. Edache aboje

    October 15, 2012 at 10:05 am

    What a cruel act she has done to herseif and the unborn babe?May God save the soul of innocent babe

  7. ima

    October 15, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    why most she do that,it reallt bad of her.

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

Read Also: #EndSARS: Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters In Lekki

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