Father of ‘Mummy Calm Down’ Boy Detained by Police Following Mother’s Tragic Suicide

In a tragic turn of events, the Edo State Police Command has officially verified the apprehension of Toluige Olokoobi’s husband following her untimely demise earlier this week. Olokoobi, known as the mother of the “mummy calm down” boy, garnered public attention in 2020 when a video of her son pleading with her went viral, catching the eye of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The distressing news was initially reported by an X (formerly Twitter) user who claimed to be present at the scene of the incident in Benin. The user shared, “The woman in the viral ‘mummy calm down’ video has just committed suicide here in Benin. She refused to speak to anyone about her problems. She left three kids for her husband, including the popular mummy calm down boy.”

According to an anonymous resident in the area, Mrs. Olokoobi, a medicine distributor, took her own life in the presence of her one-year-old son. Shedding light on the situation, the resident disclosed the heart-wrenching details of the incident.

Confirming the arrest, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the spokesperson for the Edo State Police Command, addressed journalists in Benin on Friday. Nwabuzor conveyed, “He came home from the market when he saw his wife hanging with a rope on her neck. He alerted the neighbors who followed him to the hospital where she was confirmed dead. He’s still with the police and will soon be transferred to the State CID for further investigation.” This tragic event underscores the need for mental health awareness and support within our communities.


Ademola Adeyemi

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