Margaret Oyibo: ‘She committed suicide because of failed marriage’ – Family of Benue girl found dead in Abuja


The father and a sibling of the Benue girl, Margaret Oyibo Atayi, who was found dead on Monday, said she committed suicide due to depression from her marriage.

Saga Gist reports that Margaret, an Idoma girl from Ugbokolo, Okpokwu LGA of Benue State, was last seen around City College of Education, Abacha Road, Mararaba near Abuja at about 3am on Friday, May 17.

Confirming her death, the bereaved father, Mr Atayi, said, “Margaret was a mother of two children. She has been in depression for some time now due to mistreatment by her husband. She went out on that fateful Friday morning by 3am without the knowledge of anybody. Her body was discovered in the late hours of Monday, and every available evidence confirmed that she committed suicide.”

While announcing her death through a Facebook post, her sister Stella Ameh appreciated all those who contributed resources in searching for the deceased, adding that although she was found, she was not alive.

In her words, “Sunset at dawn [sic]. I want to use this medium to thank everyone for their enormous help, time, and resources put together in finding our sister Margret. Yes, she was found but has gone to find rest with her maker. God bless you all,” Stella said.

Responding to one Joe Smart Eigege, Stella added, “Joe Smart Eigege, Mr. know-it-all, since you guys have heads and can’t think properly to let the sleeping dog lie. I’ll spill it out to you as you deem it. Yes, she went into depression, left her parents’ house for an unknown destination the day she went missing, and she was found dead after taking her own life. And her ordeal was caused by the Orokam man that she got married to, whose first wife died in the same fate. So now that you know what happened, go and bundle the FBI squad to arrest the demented man from the United States of Ogbadigbo for her death. What a h–ck,” Stella said.

Further investigation revealed that Margaret was happily married to her husband from Orokam, Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State, after the death of his first wife, and they were staying abroad with their two kids before her husband later relocated her back to Nigeria and abandoned her with her two kids.

It was learnt that Margaret had been undergoing depression and was always complaining to her friends that suicide was the only option left for her since she could no longer take care of her kids

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