A mother-of-five identified as Ifeoma Otubo, has reportedly committed suicide at Okposi Umuoghara, in Ezza North local government Area of Ebonyi State.
The 45-year-old woman, was found hanging from a mango tree behind her house in the early hours of Sunday, December 20. The deceased’s brother, Christopher Oyibo, who confirmed the incident, said she had attempted to commit suicide in 2014 because of hardship but was rescued.
It was gathered that before she took the drastic action, she had lamented that she was finding it difficult to take care of her children. According to a source from the community, the deceased and family were displaced due to the Ezza/Eziulo lingering communal crisis in Ishielu local government area of the state.
“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. Very early in the morning when the children woke up to ease themselves, they saw their mother hanging on the mango tree behind their house.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, Loveth Odah, who confirmed the report described the incident as unfortunate and conveyed the CP’s heartfelt condolences to the deceased’s family.