28year Old Lady Commits Suicide In Other to Blackmail her Mom in Lagos
The Lagos state Police command is currently investigating the death of a 28-year-old mother of two who reportedly took her own life, in other to spite her mother.
Funmilola Adeodu was said to have taken a local insecticide, Sniper, to spite her mother, Ifatunmibi Adegbenle, for allegedly maltreating her niece, Rachael Balogun in Ilogbo-Eremi, in the Morogbo area of Lagos State.
Speaking the mother said:
“Whenever I corrected Rachael, she would run to Funmilola’s place to report me and I always pleaded with her to ignore Rachael, but she did not listen to me.
“Rachael was abandoned when she was just 11-month-old and I have been taking care of her ever since.
She’s about 16-year-old now and I see nothing wrong in correcting her for doing something wrong since she lives with me.
“On the day of the incident, I wanted to correct Richael for stealing N50 when she ran to Funmilola’s shop.
When Funmilola came, she shouted that I always maltreated Rachael and that she was going to kill herself to give me a bad name.
“We were begging her when someone said she had already taken rat poison. We quickly held her and gave her red oil and coconut water to calm her down.
“We thought that it was over when she said she was going back home, until she returned with Sniper and drank it.
We tried to stop her, but it was too late. I don’t know what Rachael told Funmilola that made her to commit suicide.”
Funmilola’s father, Hassan, said the deceased also attempted to poison her own son, Joseph, but was stopped, adding that she was counselled for hours after her first suicidal attempt failed.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, adding that the deceased committed suicide over custody of the niece.
Nobody ever imagined that she would be so pained to the point of taking her own life.”