According to reports, a 20-year-old boy of awhire community in ugheli of delta state, Augustine Okpako has committed suicide by drinking fumigation chemical (Quick Action Spray) because his mother refused to give him N700 to settle a pressing need.
It was learnt that the deceased had requested the said money from his mother, who in turn promised to give him the money the following day (today). The deceased said he cannot wait till the following day, even as his mother was at the time frying garri she will take to the market so she could raise the money.
An eyewitness said, “Suddenly we just see that he drink the chemical. He drink quick action that farmers normally used to spray grass.” The eyewitness claimed that the container of the fumigation chemical was empty and there were signs of it on his mouth and shirt, indicating that he may have drank it to commit suicide.
The source said sympathizers rushed the deceased to a community Hospital in Erhoike, Ethiope-East Local Government Area for medical attention with efforts to save his life, only to be confirmed dead by doctors in the hospital.