A woman popularly known as Mama Dada has reportedly set herself ablaze at the Oke-Keesi, Itoko area of Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, over her inability to pay back a N70,000 loan she obtained from a microfinance bank.
An eye witness, Rasheed Aina, who spoke with newsmen on Sunday, stated that the woman was burnt beyond recognition as the building was razed down
She reportedly killed herself to avoid the embarrassment that would befall her due to her inability to repay the N70,000 loan.
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The deceased was said to have sent her last born to buy her fuel, locked herself up after the boy was asked to go out, wet everywhere with petrol including herself and set the whole place on fire over the weekend.
Her corpse had been deposited at the State General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta.
Reacting to the incident, a former member of the micro-finance bank, who identified herself simply as Mrs Adeogun, said that “unprecedented embarrassment” usually befell anyone who refused to pay back the borrowed money on the agreed date.
“If you refuse to pay them back on the agreed date, you will be treated like trash; you will be embarrassed in a big way, in a manner that your children will forever be ashamed of. I know what I’m saying because I used to be a member of the group.
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