Secondary School Girl Dies In Lagos After Drinking Sniper

A senior secondary one student of Sedar College, Baruwa, Lagos, Favour Ekemedili has died after she took insecticide sniper.

The victim was said to have committed suicide on May 30, 2019.

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According to Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, on 30 May, 2019 at about 17:50hrs, the Ipaja Police Station received a complaint from Sedar College, Baruwa that on the same date at about 9:00am one Favour Ekemedili, an SS1 student complained of severe stomach ache and was rushed to the school sickbay.

“The School bay immediately moved her to General hospital which in turn referred her to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where she was admitted for medical attention. Her parents were contacted by the School Authority.

“She died at about 6.00pm while receiving treatment. Her friends, who witnessed the incident stated that, the stomach ache started when the girl took Fanjuice. That on a close check on the bottle of the juice, it was discovered that the bottle contained sniper chemicals not juice.

“The chemical substance has been taken for laboratory testing. Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department are investigating the case,” he said.