Tragedy struck the riverside town of Sapele, Delta state after news filtered around town that a 15 year old teenage secondary school student committed suicide on Sunday.
Although the reasons for the suicide are still sketchy at best, several residents of the town allege that the teenager committed suicide because she was severely scolded and disciplined by her parents for allegedly having a love affair at such a tender age.
Others sources also allege that the teenager who is a Junior Secondary School Student committed suicide when she discovered that she had been infected with a venereal disease.
The teenager gave up the ghost at a private clinic after consuming large amounts of liquid suspected to be insecticide popularly known as “otapiapia”.
One of the victims neighbours Mercy Ogho said;
“She claimed she was going to church and after sometime returned home, saying she was feeling dizzy and made into her room where she allegedly brought a container with the liquid Otapiapia she drank. Around 11.00am, we did hear her voice, we moved into the room, only to meet her on the floor lying lifeless. She was already dead with the container beside her.”
Speaking on the incident, the mother of the victim said,
“We rebuked our daughter for following different men she started crying, and threatened to kill herself. We also observed she had infection, this was because of the way she was always complaining of itching private part. We found her dead inside her room with the container by her side. My daughter was very hard-working. I don’t know how the demon came over her. We are in pains.”
The Police also confirmed the incident through its Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka;
“It is rather unfortunate that the small girl was alleged to have been involved in illicit affairs. Investigation is ongoing while her corpse has been deposited at the Central Hospital Sapele for autopsy. The police also recovered missing container with a liquid, no arrest made yet, but we’ll get to the root of the matter.” He said.