Lagos Socialite Farida Sobowale of House of Phreeda was rescued on the evening of August 17, 2023 after attempting to commit suicide on Third Mainland Bridge.
Eyewitnesses reported that she drove her Lexus SUV to the spot where she was rescued, came down, and tried to jump into the Lagoon but was stopped by people that were present and curious about her actions.
Videos received by Mataz Arising published here shows Farida, dressed in black, weeping as she was held by her rescuers. Sobowale is a beauty entrepreneur well known in Lagos.
Recently, Farida and her fiance, Demola, had a talk of the town wedding in Lagos, and there are rumors that the marriage is in big trouble.
It doesn’t matter what we see or perceive of people, well to do, or otherwise, we do not know what people are or may be going through, depression is real.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Farida, and we hope she seeks the help she needs.
Wishing you well Farida….❤️!
Why I wanted to Jump into the lagoon
Farida Abdulkabir, a Lagos State socialite, popularly known as Farida Sobowale, has explained why she wanted to plunge into a lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.
In a viral voice note on social media, she said her N100 million marriage with another Lagos socialite, Demola Okulaja, crashed after two months.
Abdulkabir was seen being pacified to desist from jumping in a viral video, while rescuers were assuring her there was no need to take her life before she was 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 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 bore 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.
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