Lagos State Government says it will be closing down Yaba and Jibowu/Ogunmorin axis on the 16th and 23rd of November respectively from 8:00pm to 6:00am for the Level Cross construction of the rail tracks. It said this was in line with the Nigerian Railway Modernization Project […]
17-year-old Aisha, who set herself ablaze in Albarkawa area of Gusau, Zamfara state, over her fiance’s inability to pay N17,000 dowry, died on Wednesday October 23. Read here Her father, Aminu Muhammad, who confirmed the news to Daily Trust said Aisha died in the early hours of today after she was taken back to her bed from bathroom at the Federal Medical Facility in Gusau.“She was completely wrapped in bandage and she was taken to the bathroom where the bandage was removed so that new round of medicinal application would be conducted on her. On return from the bathroom, she gave up the ghost." said Muhammad."We have been battling for medical bills since she was admitted here 45 days ago. Just two days ago, we received medical prescription that cost at least N26,000 and we couldn’t buy the medicine because we had no money. Yes, of course, we received donations from public spirited individuals and we are very grateful for their concerns. I can tell you that we had spent over N700, 000 on medication and the money came largely through donations. But with the severity of the burns all over her body, the money was little compared to what was actually needed for the medication,” Aminu added. As reported earlier, Aisha, in early September, set her self ablaze owing to her fiance’s inability to marry her due to his poor finances. She decided to hurt herself after she learnt that her fiance, who dated her for quite a long time, had no money to pay for her dowry in preparation for her wedding. Her lover, called Umar, was asked by her parent to present himself to her family for the marital engagement but the young man told her parents that he couldn't afford to pay the N17, 000 dowry demanded by the father of the girl. She then got herself drenched in petrol and ignited a fire and within a second, she got engulfed in flames. She was taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau where she died.The post We spent over N700,000 on medication”- Father of girl who died after setting herself ablaze over her fiances inability to pay N17,000 dowry says appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.