The Edo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of the husband of Mrs Toluige Olokoobi, mother of “mummy calm down” boy, days after news broke that she committed suicide.An X user broke the news of Olokoobi’s death on Monday.
The X user, who said he was at the scene of the incident on Monday afternoon tweeted, “The woman in the viral Mummy Calm down video has just committed suicide here in Benin.
“She refused to speak to anyone about her problems. She left three kids for her husband including the popular Mummy Calm Down boy.”
One of the residents of the area also confirmed her death saying the deceased committed suicide in front of her one-year-old son.
- I Did Not Scam Nigerians, Transgender Jayboogie Speaks Out Amid BBL Fraud
- Bolanle Ninalowo flaunts new woman actress Damilola, months after divorce from wife
- Shettima’s aide replies Peter Obi over N15b planned renovation of VP’s residence
- VIDEO: The Muslim Clerics In The North Sold A Fraudulent Muslim-Muslim Ticket – Usman Yusuf
- Imo Poll: Supreme Court Strikes Out Ihedioha’s Suit Against Gov Uzodimma
She added that the deceased worked as a medicine distributor while her husband worked as taxi driver and car dealer.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the Edo State Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, told BBC Pidgin on Thursday that the deceased’s husband has been arrested and detained for questioning.
“He came home from the market when he saw his wife hanging with rope on her neck,
“He alerted the neighbours who followed him to the hospital where she was confirmed dead,” Nwabuzor stated.
YOU MAY LIKE
The police spokesperson added that her body was deposited at the mortuary.
“He’s still with the police and will soon be transferred to the State CID for further investigation,” the spokesman concluded.
Olokoobi and her son, Oreofeoluwa Lawal-Babalola, caught the attention of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu after the boy’s video begging his mum saying “mummy be calming down” went viral in 2020.
The boy alongside his family met with the governor, who hailed his courage and composure