One middle-aged woman who is popularly known as Mama Dada has reportedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze in her rented apartment located at the Oke-Keesi, Itoko area of Abeokuta, Ogun state.
According to the report, the incident occurred by 2 pm on Saturday afternoon, 18th February 2023.
Speaking to newsmen, an eyewitness and a resident of the area, Bolanle, said that the woman killed herself after she was unable to pay back a loan she took from LAPO.
"I was told that she obtained the loan running into N70,000.” she said.
The secretary of the Community Development Association in the area, Ade Babawale, alleged that that the deceased was owing the bank.
"She is owing the ‘Gbomu le lantern’ the sum of N70,000, because she was unable to meet up with the payment she then sent her last born to buy fuel and also use style to discharge the small boy and she locks herself up inside the room and wet everywhere with petrol including herself and set the whole place on fire.” he said.
Her corpse has been deposited at the state General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta.