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Jilted 19-year-old female student commits suicide



A 19-year-old female student of Dyege Memorial College, Akpehe, in Makurdi, Benue State, Jessica Beer, on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide after her boyfriend left her and impregnated another girl.

A close friend of the victim who did not want her name in print told our correspondent that Jessica killed herself because her boyfriend, one Labi, left her for another girl. The friend added that Jessica had vomited blood and fallen from the bed to the ground.

She said, “The previous night, my friend (Jessica) had brought a sharp knife to my house, and had asked me to accompany her to the boyfriend’s house, with the threat that she would deal with the boy. But I advised her not to do anything rash.”

Our correspondent gathered that when her parents discovered her body, they rushed her to Yiman Hospital, Akpehe, where doctors confirmed that she had died about 30 minutes earlier. The Chief Nurse at the hospital, Mrs. Atser Terkimbi, said when Jessica was brought to the hospital, she was foaming in the mouth as a result of the substance she allegedly took, which claimed her life.

September 14, Punch


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