There were wails and tears after a 19-year-old lady allegedly committed suicide at Alhaji Ede Avenue in Igando area of Lagos, following a quarrel with her lover. The dead lady, Uche Obiora, was said to have visited her boyfriend’s home over the weekend.
There were, however, different accounts as to how the tragedy struck. A version of the account said a quarrel ensued between them, over suspicion by Obiora that her boyfriend, Ernest Ihaza, was having an affair with another lady.
Another version stated that during the visit, Ihaza announced his intention to discontinue with the relationship. During the verbal confrontation between them, Ihaza was said to have stormed out of his apartment. However on arrival, he reportedly met Obiora writhing in pains on the floor holding on to her stomach.
Ihaza, who later reported the case at the Igando Police Division, disclosed that Obiora drank poison. Contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus, said:
“Ernest Ihaza reported at the Igando Police Station that his girlfriend, Uche Obiora, committed suicide by drinking snipers insecticide. We are investigating the matter.”