How Woman Committed Suicide Over Pregnancy

A 2-months pregnant woman identified as Ometere Aduga reportedly committed suicide on Monday in Edo state.

The Nation reports that she hung herself with a rope which she tied to the ceiling fan in their family apartment.

The middle aged woman from Igarra, Akoko-Edo local government council of the state who was married and had a child with her husband was said to be pregnant for another man who is yet-to-be identified.

Though the reason for her committing suicide is yet unknown as she didn’t drop any note, some are insinuating it has something to do with her cheating on her husband who is not resident in the state.

According to an eyewitness, Ometere had visited a private hospital in the town some days back and she had disclosed her intention to commit suicide to the hospital personnel because of the reported pregnancy but she was counselled against it and told her to come back on Monday for medical examination and more counselling.

On that fateful Monday, she had taken her son to a neighbour’s house who she gave the excuse that she wanted to have her bath but after an endless wait, the neighbour decided to go check on her. When she got to the apartment, she was shocked to find her completely naked body dangling from the rope tied to the ceiling fan.

However, a source close to the family revealed that Ometere was a 300 level medical student at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma but was asked to withdraw due to reasons, adding that she had mental disorder which she recovered from and later got married to man who is not from the area and has been living with her parents.

One cannot really say what could have led to her committing suicide whether it was as a result of the pregnancy which is believed may not be her husband’s or a relapse of her mental illness,” the source said.

Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Hilary Udoh said her parents have taken her death in god faith and are not suspecting any fowl play.

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