An 80 year oldwoman is confirmed to have committed suicide in Muea, a neighbourhood in the town of Buea ,South West Region of Cameroon.
The woman identified as Lydia, fondly referred to as Ma Lee committed suicide by hanging in the early days of the week.
Though the reasons for taking her own life has not been fully unveiled , close sources say there had been a slight misunderstanding about an undisclosed issue at the weekend and the old woman threatened to take her own life. Neighbours who woke up on Monday to discovering her lifeless body floating around a tree confessed that they had treid to calm her after the misunderstanding but they didn’t suspect that she could take her own life afterwards.
Ma Lee who hails from the North West Region of the country leaves behind a daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren to mourn her.
Her death has been described by family members as shocking and they fear might call for cleansing given she was an elderly woman.
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