Woman commits suicide 11 days after giving birth


A Nigerian woman, Shekinat Abdurazaq, 27, committed suicide when she jumped into the Osun River in Ede, 11days after delivery. It happened at about 3.30 p.m. on the Osun River Bridge on the Oke Gada Road.
Witnesses said before Shekinat jumped into the river, she reportedly prayed and gave alms to beggars around the bridge head.Efforts by sympathisers and passersby to rescue the woman failed as she was said to have drowned immediately.
Shortly after the incident, her husband also attempted to jump into the river. He was prevented from doing so by bystanders.
The police later whisked away the deceased’s husband and placed him under safe custody at the Police “A” Division in Ede.