Woman dies after drinking poison over cheating husband

Rat poison

A woman identified as Kafilat Oriade has committed suicide in Lagos after allegedly catching her husband with another woman on their matrimonial bed.

The incident occurred on Wednesday evening at Ashafa Street, Isuti Road, Egan-Igando, a Lagos suburb, according to a report by Premium Times.

Popularly known as Iya Ibadan, the deceased caught her husband, Ismaila Oriade, when she visited him after they had separated for a while due to some family feuds bordering on infidelity.

She subsequently drank ‘Sniper’ a household pesticide commonly sold around the city.

A witness said the deceased had taken the pesticide on two separate occasions in the past but survived after a prompt intervention by the neighbours.

This time around, it was gathered that the deceased took a much larger quantity of the liquid and became unconscious. She was rushed to the nearby Crest Hospital where she was reportedly rejected by the management.

She was then taken to Vintage Hospital along same Isuti Road where she was given some injections to ease potency of the poison.

According to Motunrayo Ajenifuja, a cousin to the deceased’s husband, “Vintage stopped attending to her when the doctor discovered that Iya Ibadan had first attempted suicide by hanging herself.

“The doctor saw marks around her neck as evidence of attempting killing herself. We took her home after many pleas with the doctor who refused to treat her.”

The first son of deceased, Jamiu Korede, said they wanted to get doctor’s report before transporting the corpse to her hometown in Ibadan.