A popular Lagos socialite, Farida Abdulkabir, popularly known as Farida Sobowale, has explained why she wanted to plunge into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.
Abdulkabir, who is also the owner of House of Phreedah, cited frustrations, failed marriage and many others as what propelled her action on Thursday night.
In a viral voice note on social media, she said her N100m marriage with another Lagos socialite, Demola Okulaja, crashed after two months.
In a viral video, Abdulkabir was seen being advised to desist from jumping into the lagoon, while rescuers assured her there was no need to take her own life. She was then whisked away into her vehicle and taken to an undisclosed destination.
The fair-complexioned entrepreneur and socialite owns a beauty lounge and spa located at Akerele Street, Surulere, Lagos.
As a fallout of her crashed marriage, Farida, who could not endure depression, decided to end her life as she alighted from her black-coloured Sport Utility Vehicle on the Third Mainland Bridge to plunge into the lagoon.
She was married to Okulaja in a grand marriage about two months ago; saying that since Okulaja walked out of the marriage, she had been frustrated and had attempted suicidal many times.
She said, “Friends and families warned me not to go into the marriage. They told me that the man only wanted my money, but I was recalcitrant.
“It was love that pushed me into this. He told me that he was going to be with me, make me have children for him.
“I am so sorry for putting my children in such a position. I would not have forgiven myself if I had abandoned them after committing suicide.
“I have forgiven my ex-husband. May God provide him with another wife,” she added.
Meanwhile, Farida and her estranged husband engaged in altercations, revealing shocking family secrets on social media, attacking each other, and calling each other unprintable names.