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Bayelsan PDP Women Crash : Bereaved husband who couldn’t save his wife, attempts suicide

Mrs Acha Perekalama, deceased      Mrs. Ruby Benjamin, deceased
Mr. Matthew Otolo, husband to one of the women who died
in the Ghastly accident while returning to Yenagoa after a private visit
to the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, at her Okrika country home,
Rivers State on the 14th of February.

Mr Otolo, a staff of the state owned broadcasting corporation Glory
FM, who resides along Ozikoro Road, in the Ekeki suburb of Yenagoa is
yet to get over the death of his beloved wife and mother of his six
children, Ayakpo.

Speaking with Vanguard newspaper,  Mr Otolo who almost attempted suicide after the incidence said “Where do I start from? We agreed not to leave each until after 90 years.”
According to him, the call for the fateful trip to greet
the wife of the President, Dame Patience Jonathan, came at about 6am on
Wednesday.He said,  “When she finished receiving the call, I asked her
who was on the phone and she replied that it was one of the women
leaders. She said they wanted them to visit the First Lady in Port
Harcourt, Rivers State. My spirit rejected the call immediately and I
told her my feeling.”
The bereaved husband described the deceased as a partner
and mother, saying he allowed her go when she convinced him that she
would return early.
“She left on Wednesday. We were calling one another at
every opportunity. She told me that they had decided to wait and see off
the First Lady to the airport for her trip to Abuja. I even sent her
some clothes to change the one she wore when she left.”According to him,
he received the news of the tragic accident at about 6pm.
“I was in shock and collapsed .I called her number
severally but no answer. I had the hope that she did not die. I can’t
imagine what pain she and others went through in the fire. Can you
imagine, there is no way for me to identify my wife? We agreed not to
leave each other until we are 90years old. My pillar is gone, where do I
start from. How do I stay alone in this big house”

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