Ms Sofiat Amusa, the widow of a 25-year-old man who committed himself by jumping into the Epe lagoon, said her husband’s death was caused by frustration, sadness, and a lack of parental care.
This was revealed by Amusa in an Epe interview on Friday.
She said the heinous crime that took her husband’s life happened around 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14.
She claimed that her husband has been sending ominous goodbye letters to the family, directing his parents to look after his wife and 11-month-old baby.
Both of them were not legally married, according to the 21-year-old wife, but both parents knew them as spouses.
“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 stated that her late husband Olamikekan Odunare was 25 years old, not 21 years old, as stated on social media.
“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.