Augustine Okpako, a 20-year-old boy, has reportedly ended his life following his mum’s refusal to give him the N700 he asked for.
According to reports, his mum told him to wait until the following day so that she can raise the said sum but the boy held that he needed to something urgent that day.
He was said to have gone to a secluded place where he drank a substance believed to be poison.
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As a result of his action, a community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State has been thrown into mourning following the news of his demise.
Confirming the report, a community leader, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said he didn’t die immediately after consuming the poison.
“Although, before he died after drinking the quick action chemical that is used in spraying grass by farmers, we took him to Erhoike Cottage Hospital, all efforts by the doctor to save his life were not successful. “