A 16-year-old girl attempted taking her life after consuming a
poisonous liquid substance in Dutse, Abuja.
The victim, a school leaver, was said to be suffering from depression
as a result of quarrels she had with her elder brother.
A neighbour said that the girl, who managed the brother’s car wash
business, was fond of returning late from work, an attitude the
brother frowned at.
He said on the fateful day, the brother descended on the girl as
soon as she returned home, leaving her with minor injuries and her

eye glasses damaged.

The neighbour said that the brother, before leaving the house, had
instructed the girl to sprinkle the poisonous substance in the house
against mosquitoes.
“After sprinkling the substance in the rooms, she drank the
remaining quantity in the container after dropping a suicide note,”
he added.
City News learnt that the girl was rescued by neighbours who
overheard her screaming and quickly rushed her to the Kubwa
General Hospital.
Paul Oliseh, the head, accident and emergency unit of the hospital,
said that the patient was discharged after receiving treatment at the


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