not be ascertained by our correspondent, it was gathered that the mother
of four went to a shop afterwards and bought the insecticide.
Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State indigene, had taken a loan of about N150,000 from
a microfinance bank and the creditor had been pestering her to pay.
identified, said the victim was always depressed because she had no
means of repaying the debt.
children and her husband is based in Abuja. He comes home once in a
while. She was a hairdresser and had a small shop where she sold some
microfinance bank. When the pressure became too much for her and she
could not pay, she became desperate, drank the insecticide and died.”
visited her a few minutes before the incident, adding that it was after
the visit that she decided to take her life.
visited her and she saw them off. As she was returning, she went to a
shop opposite her house where they sell provisions.
asked the shopkeeper for a nylon wrapper, but the shopkeeper declined
her request and said she should return the insecticide. She kept it
somewhere around her dress and left.
first floor where she lived, she drank the insecticide. Within seconds,
she started feeling uncomfortable and called her five-year-old child to
go and get help. She was rolling on the floor and groaning with pain.
empty container of the insecticide. She was taken to a private hospital
on the street, but she was rejected. She was then rushed to the General
Hospital, Gbagada, where about five doctors struggled to save her life.
She, however, died.”
confirmed that the victim was brought to the hospital around 7pm, adding
that she died in the early hours of Saturday.
hospital around 7pm on Friday and her people said she collected a loan
which she could not repay. We don’t know the details. Doctors tried to
save her life, but she could not make it.”
Relations Officer said he would call back after speaking with the Somolu
Divisional Police Officer.