Temitope Saka, a pregnant 17-year-old girl, has committed suicide by drinking a poisonous substance called Sniper, leaving a suicide note that her grandmother is to be blamed for her actions because she sent her out of the house when she got pregnant for her boyfriend.
It was gathered that the incident which happened in the Igando area of Lagos State, led to the arrest of the older woman after the boyfriend took the note to the police at the Igando Division, to report the incident.
The deceased, according to information, who was the only child of her parents, had been living with the grandmother following the demise of her own mother when she was three-years-old, at the granny’s house located at Mofoluwasho Close, Alhaji Ede bus stop, Igando.
A source close to the family narrated the incident that led to the teenager killing herself:
“She had been living with her grandma since her mother died. The grandma is a trader in Ikotun, where the girl met her boyfriend, who is also a trader.
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There were times that the girl brought the man home and he spent the night with her because the grandma went for vigils.
Trouble started when the young girl became pregnant and the woman insisted that she packed to her boyfriend’s house. She threw out her luggage and chased her away,” the source said.
The girl who could not cope with the rejection, allegedly went to the boyfriend’s house where she drank the deadly substance.She reportedly died at the Igando General Hospital where she was rushed to and the boyfriend who later saw the note, took it to the police.
A neighbour of the young man, said the two were so much in love and the girl was devastated after her grandmother refused to accept the situation.
“The girl and the boyfriend loved each other. The man did not even reject the pregnancy. The grandma probably chased her away because she could not stand the shame that the girl got pregnant out of wedlock.”
“Last Wednesday, while she was at the boyfriend’s house, she started foaming in the mouth and she was taken to the hospital. The boyfriend found a suicide note where she accused her grandma of causing her death. He reported to the police.
The police took the note and arrested the woman. She was in tears at the bus stop as she kept saying she didn’t mean any harm. It was a sad sight.”
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