Police nab dispenser for injecting woman to death

BY EVELYN USMAN
LAGOS — Policemen attached to Ipaja division in Lagos, have arrested a patent medicine retailer who allegedly injected a 24-year-old woman to death in Shagari Estate of Ipaja.

The suspect identified as Jonathan Ojelabi, was said to have injected the deceased, simply identified as  Sophia, who was visiting her fiancé, simply called Obi, in preparation  for their traditional marriage billed for May.

The late Sophia, 24, according to reports, left her home town in Anambra State hale and hearty but reportedly took ill on arrival in Lagos.

The patent medicine retailer was said to have visited the would-be couple at their block DF 47, Shagari Estate, where he allegedly injected her as treatment for her ailment.

But apprehension reportedly set in after Sophia’s ill health got worse. Eye witnesses said she started vomiting.

Sophia was said to have been rushed to an undisclosed private hospital, where she eventually died.

The 46-year-old patent medicine retailer was subsequently arrested by policemen who were contacted, and transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba.

Efforts Obi, Sophia’s  fiancé  failed as his door was  under lock and key when Vanguard visited. Residents confirmed the incident but told said that Obi will be in the better position to state exactly what happened.

It was also gathered that the case will soon be charged to court.

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