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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

EFIWE NEWS: 36-year-old Woman Collapse In Ibadan Due To Hunger, Rescued By Police

Ms Tawakalitu Adeyeye, was last week rescued by the police after she collapsed and became unconscious at Ikolaba area of Ibadan, Oyo State, around 8.30p.m.

Though the cause of her collapse was unknown to passersby, many of them were said to have been reluctant to help the single mother of three out of fear.

However, one of the passersby summoned courage, moved close to her and tried to resuscitate her by pouring cold water on her, all to no avail. An eyewitness reportedly put a call through to the Police who acted promptly, after which the woman was rushed to the nearest hospital.

Upon regaining consciousness, the labourer said there was nothing wrong with her medically, but that she collapsed because she was hungry and had not taken anything in two days.

Speaking feebly on the hospital bed, Adeyeye said: “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."

It was gathered that her husband, a cab driver, had abandoned her and their three children, and she is left to fend for the children alone. Moved by her story, the Oyo State PPRO, Adekunle Ajisebutu, donated food items and an undisclosed amount of cash to her.

The Director of Salaudeen Memorial Hospital, Ikolaba, where Tawakalitu was rushed to, Dr Rashidi Olasunkanmi Salaudeen, said she could have died if help had not come her way on time.

Crdt: Tribune

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