According to Vanguard, the victim who resides at Kuburat Lawal street in Abule Egba, reportedly drank sniper due to constant physical and emotional abuse from her husband.
She was however rushed to Ile Epo General Hospital by her husband’s brother who lives nearby, where doctors were able to stabilize her.
Recounting her ordeal on her sickbed, Bukola said she decided to end her life over the constant abuse from her husband, Wasiu Agboola, which she has been subjected to over the years.
She said her husband was in the habit of beating and inflicting pain on her after every disagreement.
Receiving all forms of maltreatment from my husband, who often beats me up any time of the day has affected me so much. I then decided to rent an apartment just to safe myself from untimely death. Having reported to his father who did not subscribe to his attitude, he advised me not to leave my children with him so as not to make them suffer as no adequate care will be given to them.
I managed to raise some fund through the sale of bottled engine oil, but when my husband left no money for us to feed, I had to use my saving to buy them some foodstuffs. I decided to commit suicide when I gave it a thought that I cannot go any further in that kind of situation, so I drank sniper out of frustration.
The woman lamented;
I am tired of the relationship and have reported the issue to the person who is like my mother since my biological parents died. Unfortunately, she is visually impaired and could not prevail on my husband. I am in a tight corner and just need a break.
Iya Idris as she is fondly called by her neighbours is said to have suffered so much in her relationship.
According to the neighbors, her husband who is a motorcycle rider, often resort to beating Bukola anytime they have a disagreement especially when he is demanding sex from her.
They alleged that Wasiu was also in the habit of throwing his wife out of their home into the street after any quarrel.
Bukola has been discharged from the hospital and referred to the Psychiatric hospital Yaba, for proper counselling.