13 year old girl allegedly commits suicide in Edo

A thirteen-year-old girl, Precious Iwezoa has allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself to death in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo state.

According to Channels TV, a neighbour found Precious’s dead body hanging with a rope inside her grandmother’s residence on Saturday at Number 6 Osagie Street, Off Lucky Way Road and and immediately alerted her family about the incident.

“Around 12, that was when I entered the house after church service. Immediately I opened the gate, I sighted her dead body and the rope. I did not know what exactly happened,” the neighbor, Peace Uwadia explained.

The teenager who lost her mum when she was two years old, had been living with her paternal grandmother since 2017.

The distraught grandmother, Janet Ohioma, narrated that Precious had earlier helped her to heat her food and later sat in the living room watching the television. She said she did not expect to see the lifeless body of her teenage daughter.

“I thought Precious had run away from home as she had done before but was found by a neighbor. When I got to where Precious was, I fell” the devastated grandma said

The spokesperson of the State Police Command, Bello Kontongs, said officers who visited the scene assured that the incident will be investigated but ruled out foul play.

“The police has removed the body and deposited for preservation at our clinic at Ikpoba Hill while investigation is on to unravel the cause of her hanging herself.

“It is said for me reporting that a thirteen-year-old who has not even started life, is hanging herself for reasons only known to her because there was no suicide note and observing the body, for now, I can said there was no foul play. She actually hanged herself.”


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