A twenty year-old girl, Sherifat Suleiman has committed suicide in Isawo area of Ikorodu in Lagos State.
Sherifat reportedly took her life after a series of molestations by her step-brother who lived in a two-room apartment at Olorunsogo, Yewa, Isawo.
It was gathered that before her death, Sherifat and her step-brother were always at loggerheads.
According to sources, Sherifat, who was preparing for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, started living with the brother after the death of their father.
Everyevery.ng learnt that Sherifat bought and ingested a poisonous substance and a little girl raised alarm when she started wallowing in pains after which Neighbours found her lying on the floor, with whitish discharges from her mouth.
Girl Commits Suicide In Lagos
Residents said the girl decided to commit suicide when she could no longer withstand the physical and psychological assault by her brother and bruises were found on her legs and laps.
Meanwhile, a senior police officer, who pleaded anonymity, said investigations are on.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Elkanah Bala, has not reacted to the report as at the time of filing this report.