Mother of nine commits suicide in Delta
A septuagenarian mother-of-nine has allegedly committed suicide by hanging in the early hours of Monday, November 6.
The incident threw residents of Enamejewa Street, off Warri/Sapele Road, Warri, in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, into mourning.
She, however, hanged herself with her wrapper in a public toilet of the compound where she lived on the fateful day.
Though fingers are pointing at the economic hardship as the probable cause of her action, factual reasons the woman ended it all are still unknown as of Tuesday.
The woman, whose name is still in the wraps, is said to be an indigene of Olomu Kingdom in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.
Described as a devout Catholic faithful, it was gathered from locals that she had allegedly, earlier threatened to take her own life to the hearing of her children.
It was further gathered that the woman had, to her threat, attempted to take her life by drinking a poisonous substance the previous day but was not successful.
Sources said one of her little granddaughters raised the alarm which attracted other tenants and neighbours only to discover a lifeless, dangling body in the toilet.
The septuagenarian body is said to have been deposited in the morgue of the Central Hospital, Warri.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, has not responded to the tragic incident.