One month after losing her husband, the widow of a policeman, Mrs Philomena Asuquo, has committed suicide. The incident occurred at the Police Barracks on Sagamu Road in Ikorodu on New Year’s Eve.
The late Mrs Asuquo, whose late husband, Inspector Uwem Asuquo was yet to be buried, was said to have drunk sniper, an insecticide, out of frustration.
According to her 19-year-old son, Shadrach, who rushed her to the Ikorodu General Hospital, she had been depressed since her husband died last November. He said he ran into his mother’s room, after perceiving an insecticide’s odour around the living room and found her on the floor holding her stomach. He immediately took her to the hospital where she died.