A 14 year-old girl in Ilorin, Kwara State yesterday threw her family into mourning as she committed suicide after a disagreement with her boyfriend.
The boyfriend, whose name was given as Rafiu, had allegedly threatened to kill her if he found out she was actually having an affair with another lover.
The girl, Aishat Oba, a Junior Secondary School (JSS 3) student of Burihanudeen UBE School, Isale-Koko Ilorin, was said to have taken a poisonous substance believed to be an insecticide at Ile-Olowo Compound in Opo-Malu Area of the city.
Aishat would have turned 15 years on September 18.
It was gathered that Rafiu, 20, who claimed to be a member of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and presently on the run, allegedly threatened to cause a stir at Aishat’s compound if she was found to be in a secret affair with her alleged lover boy, who has since been arrested by the police.
Aishat, who was found gasping for breath after drinking the poisonous substance, was rushed to a private hospital and later referred to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) where she was pronounced dead.
When contacted, the Kwara State Police Command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.