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Just In: Lagos lady commits suicide over alleged sibling’s abuse

By Monsuru Olowoopejo

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 alleged to have committed suicide after efforts to ensure that her elder brother stops the molestation proved abortive in Ikorodu-West Local Council Development Area (LCDA).

After efforts to make sure her brother stops the abuse failed, the woman, described as gentle by neighbours, became fed up and consumed a substance that was believed to be a poisonous liquid.

An eyewitness narrated that Sherifah was discovered writhing in pains after taken the poisonous substances by residents and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

He added that the 23-year-old, who had visible marks of assaults on her right thigh, died a few minutes before arriving at the hospital in the council.

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

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