Woman commits suicide over alleged abuse by sibling

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July 13, 2020

Residents of Isawo Community in Ikorodu, Lagos State were on Monday thrown into mourning after a 23-year-old lady committed suicide over alleged abuse from her elder brother.

  The lady, identified as Sherifat Suleiman, was said to have killed herself after efforts to ensure her elder brother stop molestation proved abortive in Ikorodu-West Local Council Development Area (LCDA).

  It was gathered that after failed efforts, the lady, described as gentle by neighbours, was said to have fed up and consumed a substance that was believed to be Sniper after she was mercilessly beaten by her elder brother.

  An eyewitness narrated that Sherifat was discovered by residents to have taken the substances after they sighted the deceased writhing in pains and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

  He added that the 23-year-old, who had visible marks of assaults on the right thigh, died a few minutes before she was rushed to the hospital in the council.

  When the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana was reached, he assured call back later and at the time of writing this report, the police spokesman was yet to revert back.

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