The husband of a woman in the popular ‘Mummy Calm Down’ viral video, has been arrested by the Edo State Police Command after the woman allegedly committed suicide in Benin City.
The mother of three, identified as Mrs Toluige Babalola, a mother of three was alleged to have committed suicide by hanging herself with a rope in their apartment while the husband had gone to the market.
The Command spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, said the husband of the woman reported the matter to the police.
“He raised the alarm and neighbours came and accompanied him to the hospital where she was confirmed dead and took her to the mortuary.”
He however said the Divisional Police Officer of the station he reported to queried his action of not reporting the incident before taking the deceased to the hospital and mortuary without recourse to the police, which has the constitutional responsibility to investigate matters.
“The man is still with the police and will soon be transferred to the command homicide section of the state CID for further investigation,” he said.
The deceased became popular in 2020 in a viral video in which her son, after offending her, knelt down, saying “Mummy calm down, mummy calm down”