A woman has committed suicide after she caught her husband in bed with another woman in Lagos. The woman, popularly called Iya Ibadan reportedly drank the deadly insecticide Sniper.
According to eyewitness, the incident occurred on Wednesday evening at Ashafa Street, Isuti Road, Egan-Igando, a Lagos suburb.
A witness said the deceased had taken the pesticide on two separate occasions in the past but survived after a prompt intervention by the neighbours.
“After surviving the first two incidents, this time around, she took a much larger quantity of the liquid and became unconscious. She was rushed to the nearby Crest Hospital where she was reportedly rejected by the management.
She was then taken to Vintage Hospital along same Isuti Road where she was given some injections to ease potency of the poison” the witness said.
According to Motunrayo Ajenifuja, a cousin to the deceased’s husband:
“Vintage stopped attending to her when the doctor discovered that Iya Ibadan had first attempted murder through hanging herself.
“The doctor saw marks round her neck as evidence of attempting killing herself. We took her home after many pleas with the doctor who refused treating her.”
Attempts to speak with the doctor at Vintage hospital were unsuccessful as he said he was not permitted to speak with the press but admitted attending to the deceased.
The first son of deceased, Jamiu Korede, said they wanted to get doctor’s report before transporting the corpse to her home town in Ibadan.