Friday, 7 April 2017
85-year-old woman abandoned by children dies
treatment since she was taken to the Old People’s Home, Yaba, by the Lagos State Government.
Our correspondent had reported that the octogenarian had been putting up with a friend, Mrs. Sadatu Ahmed, after her children allegedly refused to cater to 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 told PUNCH Metro.
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.
The Matron of the Old People’s Home, Caroline Imesidion, confirmed the incident, adding that the octogenarian died at the hospital.
She noted that her family members had been informed.
Samuel, who also confirmed the development, said he was at peace because he was able to reconcile with his mother before she died.
He said, “We spoke on the phone and we reconciled our differences. She passed on around 11pm at the general hospital. I was there this morning (Thursday). The family is going to meet on how to organise the burial.”