The Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) of the Lagos Police Command has begun investigation into the alleged suicide death a female college student in Lagos.
The student, named Favour Ekemedili, an SS1 student of Sedar College, Baruwa was said to have committed suicide by drinking chemical substance known as snipper.
However, the police public relations officer DSP Bala Elkana said Police has commenced investigation into the matter.
In a statement made available to journalists on Sunday, he said, ” The chemical substances is taken for laboratory testing.
Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department are investigating the case”,
The student, according to report alleged committed the act on 30th May, 2019 at about 9.00am at the students’ hostel.
Our correspondent gathered that she had complained of severe stomach ache after drinking what was referred to as Fanjuice and was rushed to the school’s sickbay.
On a critical check of the bottle containing the substance, our correspondent learnt that it was discovered that the bottle contained snipper chemical and not juice as claimed.
” On 30th May, 2019 at about 17:50hrs Ipaja Police Station received a complaint from Sedar College Baruwa that on the same date at about 9:00am one Favour Ekemedili ‘f’ an SS1 student complaint of severe stomach ache and was rushed to the school sickbay.
The School bay immediately moved her to General hospital who 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 snipper chemicals not juice”, the release stated.