Tragedy struck in Lagos State when a 21-year-old lady Miss Tawa Oshunuga, reportedly committed suicide by drinking sniper after her lover of four years dumped her via a phone call. This happened less than 24 hours after she returned from a weekend with her lover.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the late makeup artist got a call from her lover, and excused herself to pick the call. It was gathered that though nobody was sure of what went down during the phone conversation, however Oshunuga reportedly bought a Snipper, a local insecticide, drank it and died on Monday (December 4).
Just before her death, the deceased who was the first child of her mother, and the only female child, reportedly called her mother, who sells pepper at Alarape Market and begged her to come home. She told the woman that she was having excruciating stomach pains.
One of her friends, Tanwa Adekunle, who spoke to NewsTelegraph, described the death of Oshunuga as mystifying.
Her friend Jummy said: “It was in the process of trying to take her to hospital, they discovered a bottle of snipper beside her. It was then people realized that she poisoned herself. At the hospital, doctor referred her to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. That was how we lost our friend.”
It was after Tawa died that news filtered out, that she allegedly had a breakup with her boyfriend. Her mum who cried loudly, begging people around to wake her daughter up said she thought such crowd would come to her home on Tawa’s wedding day.
The incident had been reported at the Alade Police Station, Somolu, Lagos, after she was brought back from the hospital. She was buried at Atan cemetery.