By Esther Onyegbula
LAGOS—Controversy is currently trailing the death of a housewife, Joy Bakare, 35, after she gave birth on Aya-Oye Street, Ejiigbo, a suburb of Lagos.
The housewife reportedly died mysteriously a few days after she was delivered of a set of twins.
It was alleged that after she got pregnant, her married lover, identified simply as Fatai, took her to the home of a single mother (names withheld) in Aya-Oye Street, Ejigbo, to cover up the shame.
Vanguard learned that Joy already had three children from her estranged husband who resides in Surulere area before she became pregnant for Fatai who resides at Abaranje in Ikotun area.
It was gathered that a few days after she was delivered of the babies in a hospital and was brought back to the woman’s flat, she was found dead after foaming from her mouth on a bed in one of the rooms in the flat.
A neighbour, Iya Kubirat, who spoke to Vanguard, said: “I can’t say what was responsible for her death because the incident occurred a few days after she was delivered of the babies in a hospital and was brought back to the woman’s flat. She was found dead, foaming in her mouth on top of a bed in one of the rooms in the flat.
“When the woman who harboured her in the flat heard the babies crying, she went to Joy’s room to find out what was happening only to discover that Joy was dead. She raised an alarm which attracted neighbours. I was among the people who rushed to the flat. The cause of Joy’s death could not be immediately ascertained as there was no report of autopsy from any doctor.”
However, trouble started after the woman who harboured Joy contacted her husband and family members and they rejected her corpse. She then contacted Fatai who later went to the place and also refused to take responsibility for her burial.
It was gathered that Fatai explained that he did not marry her as his wife and as such, would not accept the corpse for burial, even though he was the father of the twins.
The deceased’s corpse was later deposited at Isolo General Hospital mortuary after Joy’s elder sister arrived.
Meanwhile, the twin babies were handed over to Fatai who took them to his house at Ikotun.