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Pregnant 19-year-old JSS 11 student commits suicide in Makurdi

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By Peter Duru

MAKURDI—A 19-year-old Junior Secondary School, JSS 2, female student, Jessica Beer, has reportedly committed suicide in Makurdi, Benue State, after allegedly being impregnated by her estranged boyfriend.

Vanguard gathered that Jessica decided to take her life after discovering that her ex, one Labii, who was responsible for the pregnancy had abandoned her for another lady.

According to an eyewitness and neighbour of the deceased at the Logo area of Makurdi town, who spoke on condition of anonymity, “we were woken up this morning (yesterday) by loud cries from their house and when we got there, we saw Jessica on the floor fighting for life.

“Neighbours took her to a hospital at Akpehe, where all efforts to revive her by medical doctors failed. She was later confirmed dead.

“Before her death, we suspected that the girl had been in a relationship with one Labii, but we did not know until now that she was pregnant for him.”

It was further gathered from the witness that Labii, a pork seller at the popular Wurukum Market in Makurdi, had dumped the deceased for another girl, whom he had also impregnated and promised to marry.

He was said to have visited the home of the deceased the morning she committed suicide.

Contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, Moses Yamu, confirmed the death of the teenager.

Yamu said Labii reported to the police that his girlfriend drank a poisonous substance, but before the police could get to the hospital, the family of the deceased had taken her corpse away.


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