With the effect of the economic recession yet to wear off on Nigerians, a woman identified as Ms Tawakalitu Adeyeye reportedly slumped and became unconscious at Ikolaba area of Ibadan.
The woman collapsed as a result of hunger and was rescued by some operatives of the Nigerian police after she collapsed in the night at about 8:30pm.
People passing by were skeptical of helping the single mother of three out of fear. However, one of the passersby became courageous and moved towards her.
In order to help, cold water was poured on her to resuscitate her but this did not work. An eyewitness was said to have called the police who acted swiftly and rushed the woman to the nearest hospital.
After the woman was revived, she revealed that there was nothing wrong with her medically and she only collapsed because she had not eaten anything in two days.
The woman spoke faintly as she narrated her ordeal to the people around.
“I am a labourer, and I had gone to the Wema area, in Iwo Road, where labourers normally converge daily for menial work, but for the past one month, I have not done any work.
"On the day I collapsed, I was returning home to Ijokodo, Sango area, and was trekking back like I did in the morning when I went in search of a job. I didn’t eat the previous day because I had nothing, so as I was trekking back home, I became weak and fell to the ground."
Dr Rashidi Olasunkanmi, the director of Salaudeen Memorial Hospital, Ikolaba where the poor woman was rushed to, said she missed death narrowly as she could have been lost if she was not helped quickly.
From the discovery made about Adeyeye, it was gathered that her husband, a cab driver, had abandoned her and the children. Thus, it became the sole responsibility of the woman to fend for the three children alone.
Adekunle Ajisebutu, the Oyo state PPRO, was touched by her story and made effort to alienate her pains. On this note, he gave her food items and an undisclosed amount of money.
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