A 19 Year old Nigerian woman named May Brown is currently in a coma after attempting suicide. May who is a student of public affairs at Weymouth College moved to the UK three years ago. She met her husband Michael Brown a year ago and they got married in December 2012. She applied for asylum in the UK. However, her request was denied. According to the Daily Mail – “May fled to Britain from her home country three years ago after witnessing her father’s murder and being subjected to sexual abuse.”
Her husband, “Mr Brown, 34, said UK Border Agency officials believe their marriage to be a ‘sham’ with no ‘emotional attachment’.”While May was due to be deported tomorrow, her husband and mother in-law insist that their marriage is real. She was so distressed at the prospect of returning to her home country she took an overdose of medication. Her mother-in-law, Helen-Claire Brown, found her collapsed on the bathroom floor on Monday morning with a note to her husband saying she ‘couldn’t live without him’.
The teenager was rushed to the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester where she remains in a coma in intensive care
In her suicide note, May wrote:
‘I am deeply sorry that I had to go this way, without even saying goodbye.
‘The UK immigration has finally driven me insane. They’ve pushed me too far this time and I can’t take the pain any more.
‘I don’t want a life or a future you won’t be part of. I love you so much, more than life itself and can’t endure the agony of not being with you.
‘Please forgive me for ending it this way. It’s better to die with my dignity than be subjected to torture and undignified death back in Nigeria.’
She said: ‘If they send me back to Nigeria they are signing my death warrant, they will cut my life short because I will be killed.
‘I have found peace with Michael, he gave me a reason to live. I have got a family here and we don’t claim any benefits.
‘Michael works and I am studying to become a barrister, we have not harmed anybody.’
In the report on May’s ordeal via the Daily Mail, her mother in-law outlined reasons why May did not want to return to Nigeria. Helen-Claire Brown, Ms Brown’s mother-in-law, said the 19-year-old is part of the family and blasted border officials as ‘heartless’
Mr Brown, a former soldier who now works for a removals company, insisted the couple’s marriage was genuine and slammed the UK Border Agency for its treatment of his wife.He said: ‘May is the most beautiful, kindest, loving person I have ever met. I can’t live with myself if anything happens to her.’She is the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with and you can’t pretend something like that.’All we want is a life together. But I’m so angry that is being taken away from us.’