A 20-year-old boy, Augustine Okpako, has committed suicide by drinking fumigation chemical, Quick Action Spray over his mother’s failure to give him N700 to settle a pressing need.
This happened at Awhire community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
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.
The deceased said he could not 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, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they saw him drinking the chemical known as ‘’quick action’ used by farmers to spray grass.
The eyewitness said sympathizers rushed the deceased to a Cottage Hospital in Erhoike Community in Ethiope-East Local Government Area for medical attention with a view to save his life, before he was confirmed dead by doctors in the hospital.