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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

@Sadnews: Pregnant pupil kills self by drinking insecticide

A 17 years old pupil identified as Abibatu who was said to have been a student of one secondary school in Rivers State has died after she drank insecticide to commit suicide over an unwanted pregnancy.
The late teenager was said to have been impregnated by an unknown person in the Apamini Annex Road, Rumuokoro community, in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Abibatu’s death is suspected to have resulted from the angry chastity melted to her by her parents on Friday, which reportedly made her to purchased the insecticide from one of the shop owners in the neighbourhood, who was not aware of her plan to kill herself.
Meanwhile, a source from the area, said Abibatu’s corpse was found on Saturday with her mouth reeking of the insecticide she had allegedly gulped.
The source narrated, “On Saturday morning, we heard that the girl was dead. We later learnt that she took mosquito killer. We also heard that her parents were angry with her because she got pregnant. She might have committed suicide because of the shame.
“We know her as a very calm person and we never knew she was capable of such act; we never knew she could take her own life in such a manner,” the source said.
Although, the parents of the girl could not comment on the incident as neighbours said they (parents) were too distraught to speak on the misfortunate, however, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said in a telephone chat that although the matter had not been reported to the police, he was aware of it.
Omoni said, “I heard that the parents chased the girl out of the house on noticing that she was pregnant. But the girl went to commit suicide.
“The parents appear to be afraid to go to the police. For now, nobody has come to report that matter. The command is not aware because there is no complaint before it.”

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