85-Year-Old Woman Dies After Children Abandon Her
Perhaps she could not bear the agony of being abandoned by her own children, so she embraced death.
Mrs. Bolaji Isaac is dead.
Isaac died on Wednesday at the Lagos Island General Hospital where she had been receiving treatment since she was taken to the Old People’s Home, Yaba, by the Lagos State Government.
The octogenarian had been putting up with a friend, Mrs. Sadatu Ahmed, after her children allegedly refused to cater for her.
She had expressed frustration with life, saying she wanted to die.
The Ikare, Ondo State indigene, had particularly accused one of her children, Samuel, a lawyer, of not picking her calls and refusing to allow her know his place of residence.
She added that another child chased her out of an apartment rented for her by a Pentecostal church, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries.
“I don’t know what I did to deserve all these troubles. I want to die. This suffering is unbearable for me,” she had said.
In his reaction, Samuel had said his mother was troublesome, adding that she always fought with her children’s wives.
The state government had, however, taken her to the Old People’s Home, from where she was taken to the general hospital for treatment.
She was receiving treatment at the hospital when she died on Wednesday around 11pm.