Pregnant Girl Commits Suicide In Rivers

A 17-year-old girl, simply identified as Abibatu has committed suicide because she was pregnant.


Abibatu, a Resident of Apamini Annex Road, Rumuokoro community, in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State was impregnated by yet to be identified person but chose to end her life because her parents chastised her.


Abibatu, bought insecticide from a store close to her home on Friday, according to a source and consumed it on Saturday.


Her corpse was found with her mouth smelling of mosquito killer, an eyewitness said.


“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.


When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, said that he learnt about the crime but had not been officially reported to the police.


He explained that the girl was chased out of the home by her parents because she was pregnant but the girl allegedly committed 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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