Liberian Woman Commits Suicide in Lagos
Confusion broke out at Bankole Street, Isheri-Oke, Lagos on Friday morning when residents woke up to discover that a woman was hanging on a tree.
The woman, popularly called Kate, was found dead in a black sweater and orange skirt under a pear tree.
It was gathered from one of the residents that the woman dis not live on the street.
A resident who didn’t disclose her identity said the woman was a Liberian who was working in a sachet water factory.
Report says that for some time now, the woman had been looking sick and pale and that she did not appear to be having any problem with anyone in the community.
However, after the outbreak of the Ebola disease that was imported to Nigeria by a Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer, some of the people in the area opted to start avoiding her because she is Liberian.
“We see her in this neighbourhood every day. She always looked sick, so people stopped selling to her after the Ebola outbreak. It could be because she was Liberian and looked sickly. This might have frustrated her,” said one of the residents who wished to remain anonymous.
Another neighbour who also pleaded anonymity said, “She attended a church in the area and her church members still saw her yesterday. I used to see her every day in the dress she died in. She was sick and people in this area had avoided her, especially after the Ebola outbreak.”
Information gathered from some landlords, who are members of the Isheri Oke Community Development Association confirmed that the incident has been reported to the Isheri Police Division.
Calls put through to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide went unanswered.
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