A Lagos socialite, Farida Sobowale, was on Thursday prevented from committing suicide.
Ms. Sobowale, who is the founder of House of Phreeda, a skincare company, in a viral video, packed her Lexus SUV on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos and attempted to jump into the lagoon.
The beauty entrepreneur was promptly stopped by some passersby who held her and ensured the attempt was unsuccessful.
Witnesses prevented the beauty expert from jumping off the Third mainland bridge in Lagos on Thursday
The attempt was reportedly linked to her two-month-old marriage to Ademola Okulaja, which recently crashed.
Before the suicide attempt, the estranged couple had engaged in altercations, revealing shocking family secrets on social media and attacking each other.
In a faceless video she made on Friday, Fareeda disclosed why she attempted to take her life.
She said, “I brought myself out like an eight-year-old child to trend on Facebook and Instagram. Love drove me that far. It is love. Anyone in my shoes would understand what I am saying’’.
The mother-of-three noted that it was hard to accept that her ex-husband had left her within two months after she spent millions on their lavish wedding and afterparty.
While appreciating everyone who stood by her during her ordeal, she noted that she didn’t realize she got entangled in fake love appearing to be accurate.
“I decided to spend money because I thought I found true love. The man I married made so many promises to me.
It’s not like I was a fool or had the money in abundance. Friends and families warned me not to go into the marriage. They told me the man only wanted my money, but I was recalcitrant.
“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,’’ She explained.
The businesswoman also apologized to all her family members, friends, and fans for all the inconveniences she must have cost them with her actions.
Referring to her ex-husband, she noted that she had forgiven him and hoped that God would give him the right woman he deserves.
Suicide Attempt and witness
Exclaiming with surprise after stopping her, the witness said, “Ah! Make una help o. I see the woman. I just dey go my own. I see the woman. She wan jump.”
Her ex-husband is said to have reportedly left their matrimonial home to meet an alleged side chick he was dating before they got married.
According to reports, the House of Phreedah’s husband reportedly reunited with his alleged old lover.
The short video clip surfaced on social media after she was prevented from committing suicide, capturing her all dressed in black and crying profusely.
Witnesses were seen trying to hold her down while she struggled to get off their grip.
The famous socialite and entrepreneur runs her beauty salon, which stands magnificently in Surulere, Lagos.
In June, the famous Lagos-based skincare expert decided to give marriage a second chance when she married her now ex-husband.
The businesswoman was once married to the son of a former Commissioner for Education in Lagos, Tunde Sobowale. The union contracted in 2015 and produced three children.
The beauty entrepreneur’s wedding to Ademola created a social media buzz in June with a talk-of-the-town wedding, amounting to over N100m spent by her.
The event, which started with a traditional engagement ceremony, was attended by traditional rulers, socialites, and business moguls, including faces of the Nigerian movie industry.
The star-studded marriage ceremony had the likes of famous Yoruba actresses Mercy Aigbe, Wumi Toriola, Fathia Williams, and Iyabo Ojo in attendance.
In the wedding video clip, famous crossdresser Idris Okuneye, Bobrisky, was spotted.
Guests at the wedding turned up in pink lace ‘aso ebi’ complemented with green head gear for women while the men came through with green caps on their Buba and Sokoto.
The couple’s love reportedly started two decades ago when they met in London, where the skincare expert resided.
The budding friendship also reportedly grew into a love relationship. However, it went on and off for two years before they decided to take it to the next level.