Tragedy hits Lagos household as pastor’s wife and mother of three hangs herself

Tragedy struck in Lagos community as a pastor’s wife and mother of three identified as Mummy Pelumi allegedly committed suicide at Mangoro Area of Lagos State.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the husband of the deceased who is a pastor went for evangelism when her wife reportedly committed suicide.

Eyewitnesses reportedly told newsmen that the deceased and her children were sleeping in their one-room apartment at Sule Street, Mangoro Area of the Metropolis, where she hanged herself to a ceiling fan in their room.

It was a horrible scene for the children of the deceased when they woke up only to see their mother dangling on their ceiling fan. The shock, fears and alarm raised attracted the neighbours and some mechanics to their to rescue the woman but it was already late.

The death was a rude shock not only to the children who witnessed the death of their mother but other close relatives.

According to reports, Mummy Pelumi’s mother-in-law, who gave her name as Madam Modupe, said the death of her son’s wife came to her as a surprise. Madam Modupe said that on Friday, before she left for vigil, the deceased was the one who cooked the food everyone ate.

She said: “When we were eating, she told me she just stocked her shop, because of the social activities in our area on Saturday, so that she would not disappoint her customers who might want to buy drinks from her.

“After the vigil, I was still at the church resting when someone came to call me that my son’s wife had killed herself. By the time I rushed down, a crowd had gathered at our house. My son is a pastor and he had gone on evangelism, we decided to leave the deceased till Sunday believing she was going to come back to life.

“I was with her in the room throughout the period monitoring her closely believing that she was going to stand up. But when I noticed she had gone, it was then I called the pastors from our church who came to perform the funeral and she was buried on Sunday.”

The mother in-law of the deceased further stressed that the husband of the deceased arrived from evangelism while they were planning to bury her corpse.

She added: “It was painful, because she was a nice woman to me and everyone that came across her. It is the neighbours who helped me to pacify the husband because he was just crying.    

While reacting to the incident, one of the neigbours named Blessing told newsmen that the incident was a painful one for everyone in the house.

Blessing said they were all sleeping when suddenly the first daughter of the deceased rushed out of their apartment and called neighbours to come and look at her mother.

She said: “When we got to their apartment, her tongue had come out of her mouth. The children were asked to leave and the door was locked. Policemen from Isokoko were informed.”

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