Pregnant woman commits suicide in Edo

by ‘Jola Sotubo

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A pregnant woman in Edo is said to have taken her own life after she allegedly conceived the baby for someone other than her husband.

Middle aged Ometere Aduga, whose husband was not resident in the state, was said to have been found dangling from the ceiling fan in her family home.

She was said to be 2 months pregnant and is believed to have confided in the medical staff at a hospital that she was contemplating suicide.

Leadership reports:

Reports said the deceased was counseled against such action and was given an appointment to report back on Monday for further medical examination and more counseling.

But on the said day (Monday), she was said to have dropped her son with a neighbor, with the excuse that she was going to have her bath but after waiting endlessly the neighbour went to their apartment only for her to see her completely naked body dangling from a rope tied to the ceiling fan.

A source close to the family, who did not want his name in print said, “Ometere was a very brilliant girl who was a 300 level medical student at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, but she was advised to withdraw due to health reasons.

She later recovered and got married but her husband is not from here and she has been staying with her parents. One cannot really say what could have led to her commit suicide, whether it was as a result of the pregnancy, which is believed may not be her husband’s or a relapse of her mental illness.”

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