A woman has escaped death after she intentionally consumed sniper in an attempt to commit suicide over a disagreement.
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A woman identified as Stella Oghenerohwo, 33 left many in shock after she drank popular insecticide known as sniper and stabbed herself multiple times on the stomach because her husband, Prince Sylvester Oghenerohwo allegedly slapped her for physically reprimanding their son for an undisclosed offence he was said to have committed.
The woman who is a resident of of Eruemukohwarien in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta is now receiving treatment.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the incident and said, “The matter was reported at the Ughelli ‘A’ Division at about 3p.m on Saturday.
“The husband, Prince Sylvester Oghenerohwo was said to have slapped her over a matter involving her beating of their son for going on an errand for him. Angered by this, she drank sniper and used broken bottle to stab herself severally on the stomach.’’
Though the police image maker didn’t state if the woman would be prosecuted on charges of attempted suicide.
“She is receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital while investigation into the incident is ongoing,” he added.