A 70-year old woman, Mrs. Saratu Rahman, aka Iya Ogbomoso, from Offa, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, has killed herself with a razor blade, Punch reports.
It was learnt on Monday, June 29, 2015 that Rahman, a mother of four, after slitting her throat with the blade, screamed aloud and attracted some of her neighbours to the scene.
One of her neighbours who gave her name only as Yetunde, said she and other neighbours ran to the scene following the scream only to discover the deceased in the pool of her own blood and rushed her to the hospital where she gave up the ghost two days later.
Yetunde said, “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.”
Before her death, Rahman admitted to slitting her throat in a self-confession audio tape where she maintained that she should be allowed to die as she no longer wished to live.
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.