15-Year-Old Girl Drinks Poison to Avoid Her Mother’s Beating
A 15-year-old girl, Rukayat Taiwo, was confirmed dead at the Iganmu General Hospital after she drank a bottle of sniper to avoid being beaten by her mother.
According to reports, Rukayat left home on Sunday, 17th June 2018 after her mother reportedly threatened to beat her only to return home that night groaning in pain.
She was rushed to a private hospital where she was later referred to the Iganmu General hospital. She reportedly opened up to her mother and some others around her before giving up the ghost that she drank the poisonous substance to escape her beatings.
Some neighbours at their residence at 31 Afeez Agoro Street, Jakande, Okokomaiko, Lagos, spoke with Dailypost confirming that they saw the girl earlier that day playing with her friends.
Some also said that they saw the girl holding the empty bottle of sniper but did not know that she drank the content.