Lady in viral ‘Mummy calm down’ video dies in suspected suicide incident, Police investigate husband
Recall that in 2021, a woman and her son became internet sensations after a video showed the little boy on his knees frantically begging his mother after offending her.
In the video, the little boy was seen crying and begging his mother to “Be calming down and rest a little”.
However, on Tuesday(November 7), a user on X (Twitter) disclosed that the said woman by name Toluige Olokobi Babalola, has died in a suspected suicide incident in Benin, Edo State, in Nigeria for unknown reasons.
Reports of her death has been a major conversation in Nigeria presently.
Nigeria’s Vanguard News reports that the deceased’s husband named Lawal is currently under investigations for providing inconsistent stories to the police.
It is said that what Lawal told the Police about her purported suicide contradicts what the neighbours narrated.
One of the points of disagreement is the rope with which she reportedly committed suicide with.
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Speaking on the issue at the Edo State Police Command Headquarters in Benin City, the Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, said the husband’s account of what happened and that of the neigbhours differed.
Therefore, he added, the Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Dankwara, has ordered investigation into the issue.
Nwabuzor said: “On November 8, the husband, by name Lawal, reported to the Evbuotubu Division in Benin City, Edo State.
“He said that he returned from the market and met his two-year-old child, Ife Lawal, crying.
“Immediately, he burst the door open and saw the wife on a rope tied to the ceiling. So he loosened it and cried out to the neighbours.
“They came and accompanied him to the hospital where the wife was confirmed dead and they deposited the body at a hospital mortuary in Benin City.
“Thereafter, he went to the Evbuotubu Police Station to report the incident.
“The DPO went with his operatives to the house, where they recovered the rope and suicide note allegedly written by the late woman.
“From there, the DPO went down with him to the hospital to check the body of the deceased for mark of violence. With all diligence, the DPO checked, but there was no mark of violence".
Watch the popular 'Mummy Calm down' video here: