March 11, 2014 – 8-Year-old Girl Commits Suicide In Nsukka, Enugu State
Chiemerie Asadu, an 8-year-old girl has allegedly killed herself in Nsukka area of Enugu.
According to residents, Asadu took her own life yesterday evening.
Family members of the deceased, wondered why she took her life, considering her age.
“I am terribly surprised because I saw that girl playing with other children when I was going to the market in the morning.
“I wonder what will make a girl of eight to commit suicide. Another thing that surprise me is that the two legs of the victim were touching the ground, which is not normal when one commits suicide; the legs should be up.
“I urge the police and relevant security agencies to investigate that alleged suicide. Even the rope on the neck of the victim is not strong enough to kill her.” – said a resident who pleaded anonymity
Enugu state PRO, Ebere Amaraizu who confirmed the suicide said:
“The police have commenced investigations into the sudden and unnatural death that occurred last Monday at about 3.20pm, at Ofulonu Nsukka, where a little girl of about eight years hanged herself to death in the bathroom.
“The corpse of the deceased is now at Bishop Shanahan Mortuary, Nsukka.”