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Woman commits suicide in Edo

Before the incident, the deceased had allegedly tried to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.


A middle-aged woman identified as Ometere Aduga, on Wednesday committed suicide in Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo.

A witness, who identified herself simply as Rosemary, told journalists that Ms. Aduga was found hanging on a ceiling fan in her apartment.

Rosemary said that the deceased had before the incident tried to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.

“The deceased had visited a hospital to remove the baby, but the hospital personnel advised her against it, and asked her to report back for medical examination.

“On getting home, she dropped her son with a neighbour, with the excuse that she wanted take her bath, only to be found later hanging in her apartment.

The Igarra Divisional Police Officer, Hilary Udoh, confirmed the incident, saying that the matter would be investigated.

“It is true; we are aware of the incident; we are going to investigate the matter,’’ he said.


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