A 70-year old woman, Mrs. Saratu Rahman, aka Iya Ogbomoso, from Offa, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, have been found dead after she slit her own throat with a razor blade.
A neighbour, who identified herself simply as Yetunde, said when she and other neighbours heard Rahman scream, they rushed to her room and saw her in a pool of blood.
She stated that after police were contacted, the mother of four was rushed to a hospital where she was treated for two days before she eventually died.
Her words:“When we got into the room, we saw Mama in a pool of blood. We invited the police. She was rushed to the Lamode Hospital. The policemen later found the blade that Mama used to cut herself.”
A report by Punch said the septuagenarian left an audio message in which she said:“ I used a razor blade to cut my throat. Please allow me to die; I don’t want to live in this world again.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the suicide.