Woman's Sets Self Ablaze Over Debt In Abeokuta - oguncitynews


Saturday 18 February 2023

Woman's Sets Self Ablaze Over Debt In Abeokuta

By Yusuf Olatunji

Tragedy struck at Oke-Keesi, Itoko area of Abeokuta, Ogun State on Saturday around 2pm, when a woman known as Mama Dada reportedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze in her rented house.

According to report from her neighbours she was owing one of microfinance institutions popularly known as ‘Gbomu le lantern’ a loan of seventy thousand Naira (70k)

The CDA Secretary, Elder Babawale narrated how the calamitous scenario occured in the community.

"She is owing the ‘Gbomu le lantern’ the sum of 70k, because she was unable to meet up with the payment; she then sent her last born fuel and also use style to discharge the small boy, lock herself up inside the room and wet everywhere with petrol including herself and she burn herself inside.

Her corpse has since been deposited at the State General Hospital, ijaye by the Ogun State fire service.

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