An 85-year-old woman, Bolaji Isaac, has cried out that she wants to die because she has nothing to live for.
Isaac expressed that all her five children have rejected her and all efforts to see them had failed which resulted into her wish to die. She added that she would be going to the grave with sorrow and bitterness.
She said her second son who she identified as, Sola, forcefully chased her out of her apartment which was rented for her by a Pentecostal church in Lagos, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries.
The Ondo state born explained that she is in dire need of accommodation, pleading with Nigerians to help her urge her children to meet with her before her death.
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She said: “I had 10 children. While five of them died, five survived. My husband died about 20 years ago and I started selling paper bags to hospitals and clinics. When I didn’t have money to continue the work, I stopped.”
“I was formerly living in the Alagbado area of Lagos State, but my son, Sola, chased me out. He came from Ondo State to live with me.”
“His wife called me that I should send him back, but I ignored her. Later, I agreed when the pressure became too much. When I asked him to return, he refused and started fighting me.”
She further added that anytime she called her fourth child, Samuel, who is a Lawyer, he usually gave excuses of being in court. She said Samuel also prevented her from knowing his house.
She said: “When I had money, my mother advised me to take care of them that they would help my children in the future. I sponsored their education, but now, they don’t care about me. I don’t know what I did to deserve the treatment. I want to die. This suffering is unbearable.”
Isaac who said she survives on a weekly N2,000 stipend she receives from the MFM every Monday has moved to a friend’s place to live.
According to The Punch, her son, Samuel, who was called on phone expressed that his mother was troublesome, adding that he kept her away from his family to avoid having issues with his marriage.
He said: “She was formerly living with my elder brother, Tope. She was always quarrelling with his wife to the extent that they would engage in fisticuffs. And it was regular. I witnessed the fights while I was in the university and that was why I decided never to allow any family member live with me.”
“She cannot live with any of her sons without having issues with their wives, so we are trying to make enquiries about old people’s home for her because that is the next step. Just last week, we all contributed N25,000 to give her, so I wonder where the issue of neglect is coming from.”
Na wa oo!