Ebola: Liberian Woman Found Hanging In Lagos Suburb

Ebola: Liberian Woman Found Hanging In Lagos Suburb
September 13 02:31 2014 Print This Article

There was confusion on Bankole Street, Isheri-Oke, Lagos on Friday morning when residents woke up to the sight of a woman hanging on a tree.

The woman, popularly called Kate in the area, was found dead in a black sweater and orange skirt under a pear tree.

According to some residents of the area, the woman did not live on the street.

Residents also said that the woman was a Liberian who worked in a sachet water factory before she died.

While they said that the woman had been sickly for some time, the residents said she did not appear to have any problem with anyone in the community.

But after the outbreak of the Ebola disease that was brought to Nigeria by a Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer, some of the people in the area opted not to have anything to do with her.

One of the residents who pleaded anonymity said, “We see her in this neighbourhood every day. She always looked sick but people stopped selling to her after the Ebola outbreak. It could be because she was Liberian and looked sickly. This might have frustrated her”.

The landlords under aegis of Isheri Oke Community Development Association had since reported the incident to the Isheri Police Division.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, could not be reached for comments.

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