A young man identified as Augustine Okpako, has committed suicide by ingesting fumigation chemical (Quick Action Spray) over his mother’s inability to give him N700 he needed urgently.
The 20-year-old killed himself at Awhire community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, reports Daily Post.
It was gathered that the deceased had asked his mom for the money and she had promised to give him the following day(today) as she didn’t have the money then.
Augustine had said he couldn’t wait till the following day, even as his mother was at the time frying garri she would take to the market so she could raise the money.
An eyewitness said:
“suddenly we just see that he drink the chemical. He drink quick action that farmers normally used to spray grass.”
The eyewitness claimed that the container of the fumigation chemical was empty and there were signs of it on his mouth and shirt, indicating that he may have drank it to commit suicide.
The source said sympathizers rushed the deceased to a Cottage Hospital in Erhoike Community in Ethiope-East Local Government Area for medical attention with a view to save his life, stressing that he was confirmed dead by doctors in the hospital.