55-Year-Old Mum Commits Suicide After Being Shunned By Daughter In Lagos

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Residents of Ajilekege Street, Pipeline bus stop, Idimu, Lagos State, on Friday were thrown into confusion after a 55-year-old woman, Amoke Adeko, jumped into a well in front of her residence.

It was learnt that the mother of five children had been traumatised after her husband died eight months ago.

Officials of Lagos State Fire Service, led by Firefighter Tosin Ologun,  responded to a distress call from a resident of the area and the woman was recovered dead at about 11pm.

Her grandson was said to be marking his birthday in the Igando area on the fateful day.

A resident told PUNCH Metro that Adeko’s daughter, Amirat, the mother of the birthday boy, had brought a package of food prepared during the ceremony for her mother. It was said that Amirat, however, refused to give the woman the package in person, but sent someone else to take the food to her.

Adeko took the action as being shunned by her daughter and decided to end her life.

The resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said:
 “The woman had not been herself since her husband died. Amirat brought the food for her that afternoon, but she avoided her and sent it through someone elese. I don’t know why she did that, but the mother felt embarrassed because she saw her daughter from afar. It was around 5pm. About two hours later, she jumped into the well.”
Punch reports that a neighbour, who heard a sudden thud, rushed to the well and saw Adeko’s slippers beside it. He was said to have raised the alarm after he went to her room and looked round the compound but did not find her.

Sympathisers were trooping into the premises while burial rites for the deceased were ongoing when PUNCH Metro visited the neighbourhood on Saturday.

Adeko’s first son, Ahmed, said he was not aware that Amirat shunned their mother, adding that she usually visited him and his siblings. He said:
 “She used to come to my place; spend some weeks and visit my sister too. This is her husband’s house and we can’t say she should leave. Before the incident happened, she had been with my sister for some weeks. We took her to her church and after some prayers, we decided that she should go back home. That we don’t come here always does not mean we abandoned her. My dad died eight months ago; we did not abandon her.
I don’t know what led to the incident but she was not traumatised. That day, my sister was marking her son’s birthday and I sent her to bring food for mum. She brought the food around 2pm. It was around 5.30pm that a resident called to inform me about the incident. She (Amirat) is not around now but she did not tell me that she gave the food to somebody else to deliver to her. What she told me was that she met her upstairs.”

A friend of the deceased, Grace Agboyin, while lamenting her death, said she was the one that used to look after her. Agboyin, who spoke in Yoruba, said:
“We were very close. Since the trauma became serious, I always went to her shop to chat with her. I ensured that she ate and used her drugs regularly. She had grown lean since her husband died because his death really touched her. She used to visit her children.
I was in my shop when I heard people shouting that Iya Ahmed (Adeko) had jumped into the well. I was very surprised.”
In a related development, a 60-year-old man, Adeoye Lasisi, said to be having challenges with his sight, was recovered dead on Friday from a well in his compound on Ayayo Road, Imota, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

A resident of the area, Sikiru Atolagbe, who spoke with Punch on the telephone, said the man’s wife had called him to have his bath in the morning of the fateful day, when she found his effects by the side of the well.

He said:
 “According to his wife, the man had an eye defect. He woke up at 4am on Friday and asked her to heat water for him to bath, that he wanted to go to hospital. She later called him that the water was in the bathroom, but did not see him. It was while she was searching around the compound that she saw a touch and his slippers beside the well.”
The Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Mr. Rasaq Fadipe, confirmed the two incidents and urged the public to ensure that their wells were covered and locked whenever they were not in use.

He said:
“An elderly woman deliberately jumped into a well of about 130 feet in the Idimu area. A partially blinded man was also recovered dead from the well in his house in Imota by a firefighter, Adejo Taiwo. People should ensure that their wells have good covers and ensure that they (wells) are properly locked whenever they are not in use.”


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uplogsa at 06:24 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Na waooo
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misterjohn at 06:33 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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No let this Nation to fall inside well
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Asksmeagain at 06:59 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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The old lady was probably emotionally depressed and she didn't get the emotional  support that could have helped her get over the death of her husband. poor mama rip. Pls ladies and gentle men, do everything u can to care for your mothers even if they have everything money can buy, they still need our love and care. Make your mothers happy, make them feel welcome, look for signs  of distress and be their to help them get back  up. We all have one mothers and they should be treated with love, care, kindness no matter what.

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PoliticxGuru at 07:36 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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another lost soul, may God have mercy on us all
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erhubeauty at 08:04 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Lord have mercy
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dis4real at 08:24 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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She was depressed and looking for an excuse to kill herself. Why is she blaming the innocent woman that was organizing things for her child. Why did grand ma not attend the birthday party? Parents pls help ur children to love u more. RIP grand ma
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beneno at 08:41 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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nawa
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ignis99 at 08:58 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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so sad a story
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Fashoney at 09:13 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Pathetic...
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gogoman at 09:45 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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so them won blame her death on her daughter now abi.........  i hear una
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OlasubomiD at 09:47 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Asksmeagain on 06:59 AM, 10/08/2015
The old lady was probably emotionally depressed and she didn't get the emotional  support that could have helped her get over the death of her husband. poor mama rip. Pls ladies and gentle men, do everything u can to care for your mothers even if they have everything money can buy, they still need our love and care. Make your mothers happy, make them feel welcome, look for signs  of distress and be their to help them get back  up. We all have one mothers and they should be treated with love, care, kindness no matter what.
You are really correct..
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OlasubomiD at 09:48 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Ehya.... She must  have had lots of things going on with her...
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Patrick1215 at 10:09 AM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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She went too far, is not enough reason for to end her life that way.
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ngfineface at 12:24 PM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Some people will conclude that the old woman was depressed while the man with partial sight did not see the well. Naaah! If its Oyibo people now, the will comb that area to know if someone is actually behind it, maybe there is a serial killer around that vicinity. Going by what the woman's son said, she is not depressed and even if she was, I don't see her committing suicide except she is mentally derailed which is not stated. The man was also healthy apart from his partial sight. So lets look at it differently. Could there be a serial killer around that area?
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elchymo at 05:09 PM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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How can a child deny d mum. Dis is sad.
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chealseafc at 05:49 PM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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very sorry about that.
this is the what depression can cause.
grand ma, RIP. Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
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dareper at 11:42 PM, 10/08/2015 (2 years ago)
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Too bad
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