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5-year-old girl whose mother committed suicide in her presence in shock and ill

Posted by By Dipo Kehinde on 2005/05/27 | Views: 460 |

5-year-old girl whose mother committed suicide in her presence in shock and ill


A little girl of five, who watched as her mother committed suicide by jumping into the Lagos lagoon last Friday, is now an object of pity as the police try to put the shock behind her.

A little girl of five, who watched as her mother committed suicide by jumping into the Lagos lagoon last Friday, is now an object of pity as the police try to put the shock behind her.

When Daily Sun met her Wednesday, the little girl looked forlorn. She just stared at everybody, refusing to answer any question posed to her. The police said she has been like that since her mother’s death. The little girl still wore the same dress she has been wearing since last Friday.

Blessing’s mother, who is yet to be identified, decided to leave her daughter behind in a world she was fed up with. And she took the fatal plunge from the bridge at Ebute Ero after placing her child by the side of the road to watch her die.

For little Blessing, life appears not the same. All the care that the police are giving her could not stop her deteriorating health, as she was seen coughing badly with shock written all over her.
The police said some people had attempted to claim her, but the authorities said they would only hand her over to the father if he shows up.

Police spokesman, DSP Olubode Ojajuni, told Daily Sun that Blessing would remain at the Police Juvenile Welfare Department until her father is found. He also said that policemen had been out looking for the body of Blessing’s mother that had been swept away by the waves.
Her mother had walked up to the bridge at about 3 p.m. last Friday, took the child off her back, stared at her for a while and took the plunge.


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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.