Socialite Farida Sobowale Apologises, Blames Failed Marriage For Suicide Attempt

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Socialite Farida Sobowale Apologises, Blames Failed Marriage For Suicide Attempt

A popular socialite in Lagos State, Farida Abdulkabir, popularly known as Farida Sobowale, has apologised to her children over her attempt to plunge into a lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge.

In a video clip that went viral on Thursday evening, the owner of Phreedah Body Care and Spa in Surulere, Lagos, was seen being pacified by several men with her black-coloured Sport Utility vehicle parked beside her.

The rescuers in the footage could be seen holding the entrepreneur, persuading her not to take her life.

City Round gathered that Abdulkabir was eventually whisked away with her vehicle and taken to an undisclosed destination.

However, in an audio that had gone viral on social media, she blamed her suicidal attempt on her marriage to another Lagos socialite, Demola Okulaja.

She stated, “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.”

Farida was married to Okulaja in a grand marriage about two months ago.

However, she and her estranged hubby have engaged in altercations on social media, revealing family secrets and calling each other unprintable names.