23-yr-old girl commits suicide over incessant abuse by her brother

The news of a 23-year-old lady who committed suicide over alleged abuse from her elder brother has thrown the Isawo community, Ikorodu, Lagos State,  into mourning on Sunday.

Sherifat Suleiman was said to have killed herself after efforts to ensure her elder brother stopped his incessant molestation proved abortive in Ikorodu-West Local Council Development Area (LCDA).

It was gathered that due to the failed efforts, the lady, described as gentle by neighbours, was said to have consumed a substance believed to be an insecticide after she was beaten by her brother on Sunday.

Sherifat was discovered writhing in pains by residents and was rushed to the hospital for treatment. The 23-year-old, who had visible marks of assaults on the right thigh, died a few minutes before she was rushed to the hospital.

Sherifat, who was preparing for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, started living with the brother after the death of their father.

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