Friday, September 25, 2015

Father of 6 Commits Suicide Because He Had No Money Buy Sallah ram

Abdulrazak Wasiu, a 48-year-old Ondo state indigene resident in ado-Nasko, Kubwa, Abuja, committed Suicide on Thursday because he was unable to buy a ram for his family.

Rekiya Wasiu, the deceased's wife in a chat with DAILY POST said she had the biggest shock of her life when her 4-year-old son beckoned on her to behold the tragic scene of her husband.
She said, “I slept in the children’s room last night because my first child was ill and it was too late to take her to the hospital, since we all believed she would get better after some self-medications.

“I told my husband to go to bed that I will join him, only for me to have slept off in the children’s room.

“Earlier yesterday, my husband had complained bitterly that we may not be able to celebrate the ‘Ileya’ in a grand style as we intended. I told him all will be well, that a miracle could happen before morning. All through yesterday, he was moody,” she sobbed.

“A neighbour called me at about 5 p.m yesterday to say he saw my husband at abattoir, where they sell rams and cows. He said my husband was probably negotiating to buy one. He said he later saw him sitting on the floor with his hand on his chin. I called my husband to please come back home but he said if he didn’t buy the biggest ram, he would rather kill himself. I thought it was just a joke. He however, came home much later empty handed and we laughed over everything.

“I don’t know what to do,” the mother of six lamented. ''Where do I start from? How can I bear the shame that my husband killed himself because he couldn’t provide Sallah for his family? What kind of life is this?” Rekiya quizzed rhetorically.

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