A 20-year-old senior secondary school student, Moji Agboola, has died, after taking poising.
Moji, an SS1 student, died at Adeyemo Hospital in Omu-Aran, Kwara State, due to complications in her body system as a result of the poison.
The deceased was said to have taken a poisonous substance after she failed her promotion examination.
According to her mother, Abigail, Moji confessed to have taken the substance at the hospital.
“It was the deceased’s sister who first gave us the clue to her sickness before she later confessed to the act at the hospital,” Abigail said.
At the church for deliverance
The deceased, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, was initially taken to Christ Apostolic Church, Ori-Oke Irapada, along Omu-Aran-Ilofa Road for prayers and deliverance.
The prophet in charge of the church, Christopher Owolabi, said a prayer team was quickly organised for the deceased, before she was taken to the private hospital for treatment.
It was at the hospital that she was confirmed dead.
A related development
A middle-aged trader, identified as Iya Ayo, was also rushed to Omu-Aran General Hospital on Wednesday evening. She was rushed there for taking substance believed to be poison.
The mother of two, who lived around Orolodo area of the town, was said to have complained severally over her husband’s inability to offset their rent arrears.
A doctor at the hospital, who preferred anonymity, told NAN at the hospital on Thursday that the woman was responding to treatment.