A retiree of a milk producing firm in Lagos, Roy Davies, has comitted suicide two days after a remedy on his left eye went awry.
Davies, who lived on Oyegbemi Road, Amukoko, Lagos State, reportedly took substance suspected to be Sniper – an insecticide – within the early hours of Saturday.
We learnt that the fifty four-12 months-previous man had gone for a watch remedy at a centre on Adeola Odeku Avenue, Victoria Island, on Thursday in firm with a pal recognized as Edet.
After the remedy, he couldn’t reportedly see with the attention once more. He was mentioned to have been discharged from the centre on Friday.
The deceased’s solely youngster, Nancy, informed our correspondent, who visited the residence on Tuesday, that her father had known as her on the phone final Monday that she would accompany him to the centre.
Nancy, a main college trainer, resides in Ajah, whereas the daddy lived alone.
“On Tuesday, December 5, I referred to as to inform him that I’d come to his home within the night of the subsequent day so I may go along with him to the centre on Thursday. However he stated a pal of his referred to as Edet, would observe him there and that I shouldn’t come once more. He didn’t inform me the identify of the centre. He simply stated it was on Adeola Odeku Avenue. I don’t know the pal,” Nancy stated.
The 22-yr-outdated girl said that her father complained of pains and lack of imaginative and prescient when she referred to as him on Thursday to know his situation.
Nancy stated she was shocked when Davies informed her it could take months earlier than he may regain his imaginative and prescient.
She mentioned, “He stated a bandage was placed on his left eye after the therapy and that the physician instructed him it might take six months earlier than he might see correctly. He mentioned he was in pains and wanted my prayer. I prayed for him. Once I obtained to the college the place I educate on Friday, I additionally requested my pupils to assist me pray for him.
“Whereas I used to be washing garments on Saturday, my husband approached me and stated, ‘The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.’ I requested him to inform me what occurred. He mentioned my father had killed himself.”
She mentioned her father’s loss of life won’t be unconnected with the complication arising from the attention remedy, including that her father didn’t lack funds.
“After he retired at Dana Milk Firm as a driver, he began driving an Indian. The corporate had paid his pension since final 12 months. My mom was not with him. She lived in Ikorodu,” she added.
A neighbour, who wished to be nameless, mentioned he heard Davies shout round 6am on the day he took the poison.
“I used to be nonetheless on the mattress that point. A couple of minutes after, he went right into a coma. He died earlier than we might get him out of his room,” he stated.
A relative of the deceased, who recognized himself solely as John, stated he had but to know the circumstances surrounding the incident.
He stated, “I’m not conscious that he went for the attention remedy. It was on Saturday when he died that I received to know from her daughter. I’m nonetheless disturbed about what truly led him to kill himself.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, stated Davies’ corpse was taken to the Ajeromi Basic Hospital’s morgue for post-mortem.
“The person allegedly drank a liquid substance suspected to be Sniper insecticide and locked up himself in his room. He died earlier than assist may attain him. The scene of crime was visited and photographed by detectives. Investigation is ongoing,” the PPRO stated.
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