TRAGEDY struck yesterday on a street in Yaba, Lagos Mainland, when a tailor committed suicide.
The incident took place at a Boys Quarter behind the late tailor’s shop at 4, Adebiaye Street, off Tejuosho Road, Yaba.
Residents could not say how the late Funmi, who was popularly known as Iya Hamida, took her own life.
A trader said: “When she was passing my shop just this morning, I was calling her but she ignored me. Not until I heard she committed suicide.”
The shop owner, Iya Sewa who hired Iya Hamida as assistant tailor, said the reason for her action was best known to her. According to Iya Sewa, she didn’t show any signs of depression.
“I don’t know her reasons of choosing to kill herself; the only thing I know was that she was complaining over the contribution money she was meant to collect last week.
“She called me on Sunday that she wanted to collect her contribution money from a thrift collector (Alajo) and that if he (the Alajo) fails to give her the money. Wahala ma se le o (there’ll be trouble),” she said.
Asked about the late Funmi’s relatives and address, her boss said: “I don’t really know her husband and house address. All I know is that she stays at Idi-Araba, Mushin.”
Another trader screamed, “Allahu Akbar! I saw her sitting at the shop yesterday (Monday); when I came to look for Iya Sewa and she told me her boss was not around. I can’t believe this.”