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Woman sets self ablaze over ‘lapo’ debt in Ogun

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Tragedy struck in the ancient city of Abeokuta as a middle age woman known as Mama Dada reportedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze in her rented apartment.

The ugly incident occurred at Oke-Keesi, Itoko area of Abeokuta, the Ogun capital on Saturday at about 2 pm where the deceased simply identified as Mama Dada reportedly committed suicide.

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According to an eyewitness report, the deceased was owing one of the microfinance institutions popularly known as ‘LAPO’ a loan of seventy thousand naira only (N70,000).

According to the source who is a CDA Secretary, Elder Babawale said, “She’s owing the ‘Gbomu le lantern’ the sum of N70k, 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 she burn herself inside”.

Meanwhile, her corpse has since been deposited at the State General Hospital, ijaye by the Ogun fire  service.

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