Folake Abiola, a Lagos accountant, committed suicide at her home in Osapa London, in the Lagos State neighbourhood of Lekki.
On Friday, the 45-year-old was at her home when she allegedly drank what was suspected to be insecticide.
She was believed to have died shortly after, as her family, friends, and Nigerian police officers arrived to find her unresponsive.
According to colleagues who spoke to journalists, Abiola had been suffering from depression for years, adding that the news of her death was shocking.
"She recently celebrated her 45th birthday. She was not talking to people; she always kept to herself," a source added.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the police visited Abiola's house and met her lifeless body on the floor.
Hundeyin said, "The moment the police in that area were alerted, they arrived at the scene and met the woman lifeless on the floor. A bottle of insecticide was also found by her; apparently, she had ingested that insecticide.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.