By our reporter
What could have made a housewife commit suicide over her husband’s side chick, still remains a puzzle to her relations and neighbours in Igoba area of Akure, capital of Ondo State.
The middle aged woman, identified as Mrs Bose Odunayo, a mother of four, reportedly lost her life after she drank herbicide, on the grounds that her husband was a womaniser and unfaithful to their union.
It was learnt that drama ensued when the victim’s family suddenly brought her corpse from Akoko for burial at her husband’s residence in Akure, where rituals were performed before the corpse was later buried.
A reliable source told The Hope Metro that the deceased who drank the substance in her residence around Igoba area of Akure, immediately headed to her home town in Ifira Akoko, to inform her parents that her husband would cause her untimely death as a result of his womanising.
The source said the woman took the decision to take her life after receiving a threat call from one of her husband’s concubines who claimed she got pregnant for the man.
It was learnt that the husband of the deceased is a driver.
According to a family source, before the deceased gave up the ghost, she said her husband’s concubine accused her of being responsible for the miscarriage she had.
Another source close to the family told our correspondent that sometimes in 2021, the woman had attempted suicide, by taking the same substance, but for the quick intervention of her husband who rushed her to a private hospital for treatment.
However, luck ran out on her this time as she took the herbicide when her husband was not around.
The husband who is a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in Akure said his late wife took the substance and travelled to her parents’ town in Akoko, only for him to hear the news of her demise.
He explained, “My wife claimed she was the one taking care of all the bills in the house including payment of the children school fees which actually was not true because she was a full-time house wife.”