The husband of Mrs. Toluige Olokoobi, the mother of the “Mummy calm down” boy, informed the police that upon returning home, he discovered his wife hanging by a rope around her neck. Chidi Nwabuzor, the spokesperson for the Edo State Police Command, confirmed this information while stating that the deceased’s husband, a driver and car dealer, has been arrested and is currently in police custody.
Nwabuzor, speaking to BBC NEWS Pidgin, reported that the husband informed the police that upon his return from the market, he found his wife hanging with a rope around her neck. He promptly sought help from neighbors, and together, they rushed her to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The woman’s body has been placed in a mortuary.
The spokesperson added that the husband remains in police custody and will be handed over to detectives for further investigation.
Mrs. Toluige Olokoobi Babalola gained public attention when a video featuring her 4-year-old son pleading with her to calm down and take a break from disciplining him went viral a few years ago. The heartwarming video showed the child on his knees, tearfully asking his mother to “calm down and rest a little” before she proceeded to punish him.
The boy became a social media sensation, even catching the eye of Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. T Pumpy Concept Limited, an Abuja-based real estate company, also signed him as one of its brand ambassadors.
Unfortunately, it was revealed a few days ago by a Twitter user named Samuel that Toluige had taken her own life in her Benin City home, Edo State, Nigeria. Samuel explained in a post that she had been dealing with undisclosed problems and chose not to share her struggles with anyone. The woman left behind three children, including the famous “Mummy Calm Down” boy, for her husband.