Frustrated 18-year-old househelp kills self with DD Insecticide in Lagos
Tragedy as a 18-year-old househelp identified as Abigail Felix has allegedly committed suicide in Alausa, Ikeja area of Lagos state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the 18-year-old househelp hails from the Republic of Benin and reportedly took the deadly DD insecticide without leaving any suicide note.
A police source told newsmen that Abigail moved in with her employers, the Akinrinmades two years ago and she was responsible for cleaning the house as well as attending to customers at her madam’s shop.
According to reports, Abigail had reportedly left the house without informing anyone of her whereabout before her death.
After searching for her without any result, a case of a missing person was lodged at the nearest police station.
According to the Police, Abigail snuck into one of the rooms in the house the next day.
When interrogated, she failed to disclose where she was the previous night. She allegedly ran into another room in the house where she locked herself in and refused to open the door.
Efforts to get her out failed until the door was pulled down and she was found with foamy substances around her mouth with a bottle of the DD insecticide by her side.
She was immediately rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LASUTH where she died as doctors battled to save her life.
While reacting to the development, the Police Public Relations in the state, Bala Elkana confirmed the incident and added that Abigail’s body has been released to the family as no foul play was suspected.