Tragic: 11-year-old boy commits suicide over guardian’s N200

by Chinwe Okafor



11 year old Terkula Botwer reportedly took his own life by hanging himself on a tree, at Achusa village, in Makurdi Local Government area of Benue state.

According to reports by the Vanguard, the teenager committed suicide after being accused by his guardian of stealing her only N200.

Apparently, “It all happened on Sunday morning when Mrs. Nadoo Hember, the boy’s guardian, was alleged to have complained that her only N200 was missing in the house she lived.

“She confronted Terkula who denied taking the money, but as she was leaving for church, she allegedly warned the boy that if the money was not found, she would be forced to return him back to his parents in the village.

“Unfortunately, when she got back from church later in the day, she got into the house and discovered that the boy was no where to be found. But after a search, the lifeless body of the boy was seen hanging on a tree at the back of the house.

“It was at that point that she raised alarm that attracted neighbours who gathered at the scene to rescue the boy who was already dead.”

Police officers later went to the scene to recover the remains of the boy after which they deposited same at the Makurdi Federal Medical Centre.

The mystery behind his death remains to be found, however, investigations are in place.

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