A 49-year-old teacher and mother of three, Mrs. Mary Olubunmi Omloye, popularly known as Iya Success has been reportedly killed from the venom of a snake that attacked her while defecating.
Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred in the toilet of the deceased’s residential home at Oke Adinni, Sango area of Ilorin ,the state capital and her remains was weekend buried according to Christian rites .
The late Marry Omoloye was a Christian Religion Studies teacher at Government Day Secondary School, Kulende /Sango, Ilorin.
Source close to the deceased (names withheld), told Blueprint that the late Mrs Omoloye woke up in her residence at Oke Adinni to prepare for work at Government Secondary School, Ilorin (GSS) where she was supposed to invigilate the ongoing West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination.
The source narrated that the deceased ‘‘after taking her bath entered her room to dress up, but was pressed and entered her toilet which according to the source, is water system to answer nature’s call (pass excreta).
‘‘She then went back to the toilet to excrete, after passing the excreta, she flushed the water closet. As she was about leaving the toilet, she saw a big snake in the toilet and was shocked.
‘‘She ran out of the toilet, went to her room, pick her mobile phone and called her husband (a pastor) who was in the neighbourhood to come and rescue the situation.
‘‘Unknowing to late Olubunmi, the poisonous snake had bitten her but she was not feeling any pain before the arrival of her spouse.
‘‘When the husband later came, they searched everywhere they could not see the snake.
‘‘At that moment, she started feeling some strange pains in her body and complained to her husband about her body reaction.
‘‘The husband then rushed her to a nearby hospital (name withheld), on getting there, the Doctor discovered the deceased had been bitten by the snake.
‘‘The medical personnel in the hospital searched their store, looking for snake bite injection to safe the life of dying Mrs. Omoloye, but could not find any anti snake injection in their store’’ ,he said .
‘‘The hospital management however advised that the woman should be taken to another hospital, precisely a government hospital for treatment.
‘‘Immediately she was taken away in a private car, but gave up to the ghost even before reaching another hospital where they believed she would be given anti snake injection’’.
Reacting to the incident, the Principal of Government Day Secondary School, Sango, where late teacher taught, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ayodeji Sulaiman could not hide his feelings, describing his late staff as very dedicated and hardworking.
Abdurahman said the news of late Mary came as a rude shock to him and other staff of the school because the deceased was one of the senior staff of the college that ‘‘always offered good advice’’ .
He said the deceased was the Chairperson of the 2019 Social Committee recently inaugurated by the school authority because of her steadfastness and her commitment to service.
The Principal mentioned that late Mary would always be remembered for her ‘‘service to God and humanity’’ .
He said the deceased left an indelible mark, achievement that the school, her family and everyone in the tate would always remembered her for.
Suleiman prayed God to give the deceased an eternal rest and also grant the family she left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Blueprint gathered that the late Mary Olubunmi Omoloye, an indigene of Oke Ero, joined Kwara State Civil Service in 2007 and was until death a level 14 officer