A woman who committed suicide over her children’s lack of employment has been blamed by her family.
The deceased, Uzoaku, aged 66 years old, reportedly hanged herself on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Awka, Anambra State.
Her brother, Fredrick Nwenu, opined that her death was a step too extreme having successfully ensured that her kids acquired a university degree.
“My sister had no reason to do this, having trained her two children to university level.
“She had two children who are university graduates. Her daughter is happily married with kids. So, she had no reason whatsoever to commit suicide,” says Nwenu in a chat with newsmen.
The death of Uzoaka, who was described by community members as an industrious woman, has thrown her loved ones in a state of mourning.
It was gathered that the deceased had made to prepare a meal prior to her death. She reportedly abandoned the activity halfway before making to hang herself.
“Nobody was around that time. The food she was cooking was still on the fire when she suddenly rushed into the room where she used a rope to hang herself.
“The whole thing is still a mystery to us because nobody believed a woman of her age with grandchildren could take her own life,” Isaac Umeh, a neighbour told newsmen.
Depression has been found to be a motivation inspiring some individuals to kills themselves. It calls for more attention from the government.