Uzoaku, a mother of two unemployed graduates, hanged herself last Saturday in Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Reports has it that the 66-year-old mother had complained to some people that she was greatly in distress over her two unemployed children who had graduated some years ago.
Uche Aniuno, an eye witness villager reported, “I saw her about four days ago. She expressed bitterness over the unemployment situation of her two children who graduated some years back. But I didn’t know that could lead her to this situation.”
She acknowledged Mrs. Uzoaku to be an industrious woman. However, Uche expressed displeasure over her death.
“She was a hardworking woman and I won’t say she was poor. One of her daughters is married with children. We are all surprised that she ended this way.”
The deceased younger brother Nwenu, also revealed bitterness of heart why his sister should take her life.
Mr. Nwenu stated, “My sister had no reason to do this, having trained her children to university level.
“She had two children who are university graduates. Her daughter is happily married with kids. So, she had no reason whatsoever to commit suicide.”
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The deceased was reported to have abandoned her cooking in the kitchen before going into her room where she allegedly hanged herself with a rope.
“Nobody was around that time. The food she was cooking was still on the fire when she suddenly rushed into the room where she used a rope to hang herself,” Isaac Umeh, a neighbor said.
Mr. Isaac, said it was unbelievable for a woman of her age with children and grandchildren to carry out such regrettable act.
“The whole thing is still a mystery to us…..,” Mr. Isaac added.
Meanwhile, the entire community has continued to mourn over the death of Mrs. Uzoaku, who they acclaim as an industrious woman.