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April 4, 2020

23 yr old female commits suicide in Mpape

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By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

As the 14 days lockdown and stay-at-home order over stopping spread of the deadly Coronavirus, COVID-19, continue, a 23 year old female lover, simply called Rejoice, Saturday, committed suicide by drinking a deadly substance, sniper, in GRA area of Mpape, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, over alleged abandonment of her boy-friend.

According to residents in the area, Rejoice was jilted by the action of her boy-friend who was dating her, which out of frustration decided to take her life as the romance went sour following her male lover called their relationship quit.

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One of the residents who wants be anonymous said her body was found in her family house bathroom and immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was confirmed dead on arrival.

She has been buried, leaving behind her 18 months old daughter including her parents, elder brothers and friends.

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