by Oge Okonkwo
A 21-year-old fashion designer, simply identified as Kemi, committed suicide after an alleged derogatory comment from her mother, identified as Mummy Kemi, in Isale Asa Ilorin, Kwara State.
According to sources, Kemi lived with her parents till the time of her death and was said to have committed suicide with locally-made rat poison traditionally known as sole lasan after a disagreement with her mother.
In the course of the quarrel, Mummy Kemi was reported to have called her daughter a complete failure and a disgrace to the family.
The lady, who was said to have been angered over her mother’s uncomplimentary comment, went into her room.
It was said that her mother, after the quarrel, went to her grinding machine shop which was nearby.
The source said, “When Mummy Kemi came in about 30 minutes later, she saw that kemi was writhing in pains. She was said to have raised the alarm.”
It was learnt that suspecting that the lady had taken some poison, sympathisers rushed her to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
The hospital officials were said to have advised them to go to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.
She, however, died before she could be taken to the hospital.
The state command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Olufemi Fabode, could not be reached as his telephone number indicated that his number was not available.