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My husband jumped into the lagoon due to depression – Wife

The wife of the 25-year-old man who committed suicide, jumping into the lagoon in Epe, Ms Sofiat Amusa, said the man was undergoing depression and frustration because of lack of parental care.
Amusa, who disclosed this during an interview on Friday in Epe, said the ugly incident that claimed her husband’s life occurred at around 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14.
She said her husband has been intimating the family with frightening goodbye messages, instructing his parents to take care of his wife and his 11-month-old daughter.
The wife said both of them were not legally married but were regarded as spouses by both parents.
“We live together before his demise but he has been acting strangely for some days before his death.
“I complained about his strange behaviour to his parents but they ignored it until he died.
“Lack of parental care, depression and frustration of not being attended to him by his parents contributed to my husband’s death.
“My husband dead body was found two days after he plunged into lagoon and he has since been buried at the lagoon side,“ she said.
Amusa said contrary to the age given in the social media of her late husband, Olamikekan Odunare was actually 25 years old, and not 21-year-old.
“My husband was born on Dec. 1 while I was born on Dec. 22.
“We used to celebrate our birthday together on Dec. 22 which is my birthday.
“My husband studied quantity surveying at the Lagos State Polytechnic and was awarded an OND,” she disclosed.
Amusa appealed to all Nigerians to come to her rescue for food and cash support to take care of their daughter.
“I can’t take care of the baby girl all alone, I need help from philanthropists, NGOs and other well-meaning Nigerians.
“I am learning tailoring, I don’t collect salary, I have been surviving with my husband on his monthly salary before his death. Now that he is late, I have nothing to fall back on.
“My late husband works at Alaro City in Epe. I need help from Nigerians to train the baby to university level,” she said.

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