70-year-old slits her throat with razor blade in Kwara State


A 70-year old woman, Mrs. Saratu Rahman, aka Iya Ogbomoso, from Offa, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, has killed herself with a razor blade.

Acccording to dailypost, the incident happened on Monday, in which the mother of four slit her throat with a razor blade.

Reacting to the tragedy, the deceased neighbour, Yetunde, said when she and other neighbours heard a loud scream from the deceased, they rushed to her room, only to meet her in a pool of blood.

According to Yetunde, the deceased was taken to the hospital where she was treated for two days before she eventually gave up the ghost.

She said: “When we got into the room, we saw Mama in a pool of blood. We invited the police. She was rushed to the Lamode Hospital. The policemen later found the blade that Mama used to cut herself.”

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According to reports, the 70-year-old made a self-confession audio tape saying, “I used a razor blade to cut my throat. Please allow me to die; I don’t want to live in this world again.”

The suicide was confirmed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ajayi Okasanmi.

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