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Hairdresser commits suicide over inability to pay N150,000 loan

Woman commits suicide over N150,000 loan.

A hairdresser in the Somolu area of Lagos state Yetunde Oladipupo, aka Iyabo, has committed suicide.

According to PUNCH Metro, Oladipupo took an insecticide, Sniper, on Friday shortly after seeing off some friends who had visited her. ‘Although the cause of the visit could not be ascertained by our correspondent, it was gathered that the mother of four went to a shop afterwards and bought the insecticide.’

The lady was alleged to have taken the poison and was later rushed to the General Hospital, Gbagada, where she died.

Sources report that she had taken a loan of about N150,000 from a microfinance bank and the creditor had been pestering her to pay the debt.

A resident, who did not want to be identified, said the victim was always depressed because she had no means of repaying the debt.

Other residents said, “Around 7pm, two friends visited her and she saw them off. As she was returning, she went to a shop opposite her house where they sell provisions to buy the insecticide, she asked the shopkeeper for a nylon wrapper, but the shopkeeper declined her request and said she should return the insecticide. She kept it somewhere around her dress and left.

“She took the content of the bottle as she was ascending the stairs to the first floor where she lived. Within seconds, she started feeling uncomfortable and called her five-year-old child to go and get help while she was rolling on the floor and groaning with pain.”

Everybody was alarmed upon seeing the empty container of the insecticide and she was taken to a private hospital on the street, but was rejected. She was then rushed to the General Hospital, Gbagada, where about five doctors struggled to save her life but the efforts proved abortive.

A top official of the general hospital confirmed that the victim was brought to the hospital around 7pm, adding that she died in the early hours of Saturday.

He said, “The woman was brought to the hospital around 7pm on Friday and her people said she collected a loan which she could not repay. We don’t know the details. Doctors tried to save her life, but she could not make it.”

 

Source: Punch

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