By Charles Raphael
A woman has reportedly died after drinking a poisonous substance discovered to be sniper. She was alleged to have taken her life by using the poison after quarreling with her husband.
The late woman, Mrs. Clara Vincent, was aged 28 as at the time of the incident and lived with her husband on Ebewi Street, Agodo area of Lagos state.
It was learnt the deceased after drinking the sniper was rushed to the General Hospital, Isolo, Lagos, where she was confirmed dead by doctors.
The incident, according to reports, was reported to the police by the deceased cousin, Mr. Lawrence John, who hinted that the deceased family suspected a ‘foul play’, alleging that the husband must have had a hand Clara’s death.
John said, “My cousin, Clara, was said to have taken her own life after drinking sniper. She was rushed to the General hospital, at Isolo, where she died.
“We were surprised that the husband had packed up the body and ready to take her to his hometown in Umuezeala in Imo State for burial without the knowledge of her family members. We suspect that the husband killed her based on the misunderstanding they had in previous times.”
John added further that the husband has been arrested, saying: “Her remains have been deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy. The husband has been arrested by the police and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, for further investigation.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bala Elkana told newsmen that investigation was ongoing.
The PPRO said, “I am aware of the case and I can tell you that investigation is ongoing while we await the result of the autopsy.”