COVID-19: Mother of Three Jumps Into River Over Lockdown

A woman who defied the coronavirus stay-at-home order in Osun State, was rescued by some residents after she jumped into the Osun River at Ogo-Oluwa area of Osogbo yesterday, April 1st.

The woman, identified as Kafayat Alake attempted suicide by jumping into the river and could have drowned but was lucky as some concerned residents who had seen her walking on the bridge rescued her.

Kafayat Alake jumps into a river over Lockdown

David Johnson, who rescued her said:

The thing happened so fast that we could not stop her. However, when she jumped, people called for help, prompting me to dive in, and I was able to rescue her.

“We were somewhere around that place when the woman’s body dropped from the bridge. At first, we thought she was either pushed or fell over by mistake. While others were calling for help, I had to jump into the river and rescue her.”

Kafayat Alake jumps into a river over Lockdown

While explaining the situation, she disclosed that said she has three children and could not cater for them due to some financial predicament.

“My husband stays in Lagos. We separated about 13 years ago,” she said. Later, she was rushed to a nearby hospital in an ambulance for a medical check-up.

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