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53-year-old woman jumps into well in Lagos


A 53-year-old woman have died after jumping into a well in the Idimu area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

The woman, Amoke Adeoko, 53 was said to have jumped deliberately into a 130 feet deep well in her apartment at 5 Ajilekege Street, Pipeline Bus Stop, Idimu.

Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe disclosed that the tragedy occurred on Friday night, saying that the woman was brought out from the well already dead around 11:05pm by firemen from Ikotun, supported by Alausa Fire Station.

According to him, the woman could have been mentally deranged and had been abandoned by her children.



“The woman was said to be in control of one of the storey buildings in the compound which her late husband left behind for her. But her children abandoned her because of her state.

“On Friday, one of her children was said to have come around the house and bought a gift for her. Unknown to him, the woman cited him afar with the man sending the gift to her through somebody else and did not come to see her.

“It is probably that the woman might have regained consciousness at that time. She then deliberately jumped into the deep well and was brought out dead,” Fadipe stated.

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