AAU Medical Student Commits Suicide; Pregnant Woman Hangs Self In Edo State

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June 19, 2014 – Ambrose Alli University Medical Students Commits Suicide; Pregnant Woman  Hangs Herself On Ceiling In Edo State

A middle aged woman from Igarra, Akoko-Edo local government council of Edo State identified as Ometere Aduga has reportedly committed suicide on Monday.
She was said to have hanged herself with a rope tied to the ceiling fan in their family apartment and did not to leave any note.

The mother of one whose husband is said not be resident in the State was two months pregnant.
Eye witness account said the victim had few days ago visited a private hospital in the town where she reportedly told the hospital personnel of her intention to commit suicide because of her pregnancy.

She was said to have been counseled against committing suicide and told to report back on Monday for medical examination.
But last Monday, she dropped her son with a neighbour with the excuse that she was going to have her bath.

The neighbour was said to have gone into their apartment only for her to see her naked body dangling from the rope tied to the ceiling fan.

A source close to the family told Nation : “Ometere was a very brilliant girl who was a 300 level medical student at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma but she was advised to withdraw due to health reasons.”
“She had some mental disorder. She later recovered and got married but her husband is not from here and she has been staying 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.”

When contacted, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Hilary Udoh confirmed the incident.
“Yes it is true but the parents said it has happened and they have taken it in good faith. They are not suspecting any foul play,” Udoh said.

[Reported By Ben Ogbemudia, The Nation]