Abigail Felix, an 18- year-old househelp working for a family in the Alausa area of Ikeja, Lagos State, has reportedly committed suicide.
Felix, an indigene of Republic of Benin, was said to have taken the deadly DD insecticide without leaving any suicide note.
According to a police source, Abigail, who moved in with her employers, one Akinrinmades, two years ago, was responsible for cleaning the house, as well as attending to customers at her madam’s shop.
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A day before her death, Felix had reportedly left the house without informing anyone of her whereabouts.
After searching for her without any result, a case of a missing person was lodged at the nearest police station.
The police said Felix sneaked into one of the rooms in the house the next day.
However, she failed to disclose where she spent the previous night when interrogated.
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She allegedly ran into another room in the house, where she locked herself in and refused to open the door. Efforts to get her out failed, until the door was pulled down and she was found with foamy substances around her mouth with a bottle of the DD insecticide by her side.
She was immediately rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), where she died as doctors battled to save her life.
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Confirming the incident, Bala Elkana, the spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, noted that her body has been released to the family, as no foul play was suspected.