Pregnant lady takes poison in Anambra after discovering boyfriend is married


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The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old pregnant lady, Oluchi Akabilo for attempted suicide.

The incident occurred at Azia Street, Ngbuka-Obosi, Idemili North LGA of the state on Thursday.

Akabilo was said to have ingested a substance believed to be insecticide in a bid to kill herself after discovering that a married man impregnated her.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident.

Mohammed said, “On the 19/3/2020 at about 4pm, there was a report at Awada Police Station that a young girl later identified as one Oluchi Akabilo, 20, of Azia Street, Ngbuka-Obosi, allegedly drank a liquid substance suspected to be insecticide in a bid to take her own life.

“The young girl allegedly got pregnant in a relationship with one Chinedu, surname unknown, who unknown to her is married with children.

“She became devastated upon the discovery of the marital status of her boyfriend. And to make matters worst, she was abandoned by the same man.

“The victim decided to buy poison to kill herself with part of the N10,000 allegedly given to her by the boyfriend to abort the pregnancy.

“She was rushed to the Hospital in Onitsha by the Police for medical attention and doctors are making frantic efforts to save her life.

“Investigation into the incident has commenced and effort is ongoing to get the fleeing boyfriend apprehended in order to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

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