Emerging reports claim the woman who died in Kwara state, allegedly drank poison over her husband’s plan to marry a second wife.
It was earlier reported that the mother of two, identified as Yetunde Folorunso, was confirmed dead at a general hospital in Ilorin on Monday, April 11.
The Kwara State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mopelola Abdulmaliq-Bashir, has said a post-mortem examination will be conducted in Ilorin next week Tuesday to uncover the real cause of her death.
The Commissioner made this disclosure when she paid a condolence visit to the deceased’s husband’ family house in Kwara state. She stated that no stone will be left unturned to unravel the real cause of her death, as there are two sides to the story.
It can be recalled that a course mate of the deceased, Oyeronke Oluwakemi, had claimed that Yetunde was poisoned to death by her husband and his mother over an argument with her religious status.
Yetunde, a former Christian, reportedly converted to Islam so as to marry her husband, who is a Muslim.
However, the deceased’s neighbours claim she drank poison after an argument with her husband after he revealed his intentions to marry a second wife which is permitted in Islam.
Speaking with Daily Trust, her husband’s brother, Alhaji Lagbe Araoje, said,
“On Monday, around 10am, she (Yetunde) had a little quarrel with her husband outside the house; it was settled and she went inside. The husband later gave her a phone that she had earlier requested.
“Some minutes later, the husband rushed out of the house crying for help that his wife was vomiting. On our way to the hospital, she was begging the husband for forgiveness that she had taken DDT powder popularly known as Sniper. She died in the hospital around 12pm.”
The husband of the woman who operates the chemist where Yetunde allegedly purchased the Sniper, Adio Tajudeen, also confirmed that she indeed bought the substance.
“It was when the news of her death broke that we knew she was living in the neighborhood. People buy the powder for many reasons; we don’t suspect it would be used for evil purposes.”
The police officer in charge of the case, Emmanuel Johnson, has disclosed that the container of the substance Yetunde allegedly ingested has been retrieved, adding that a post mortem examination will be conducted on Tuesday, 19th April,2022.