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Anambra pregnant woman discovers boyfriend is married, poisons self

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A 20-year-old woman in Anambra State on Thursday tried to kill herself after discovering that her boyfriend is a married man.

The woman, identified as Oluchi Akabilo from Obosi in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, allegedly took a liquid substance suspected to be poison to kill herself.

It was learnt that she was later rescued and arrested by the police for attempted suicide.

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

He 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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2 dead 17 hospitalized after eating Poisoned food at a wedding reception

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How the 2 dead 17 hospitalized In Katsina

2 dead 17 hospitalized after eating food served at a wedding in Katsina suspected to have been poisoned. The deceased is 20-year-old Bilkisu Surajo, and Ibrahim Sani, aged 13, both of neighbouring Niger Republic.

The spokesman of the police command in Katsina SP Gambo Isah said already two prime suspects have been arrested. A police report said a 25-year-old man, Musa Suleiman, conspired with Shafa’atu Sirajo, aged 20, to administer a noxious substance, known in Hausa as Zaqami, in food to be served to guests at a wedding.

2 dead 17 hospitalized
2 dead 17 hospitalized

Both reside at the same address in Ali Yaba village of Mani council area of Katsina. They have been arrested and confessed to being responsible.

A short confessional video released by police showed Shafa’atu admitting to being given rice and a bucket of water by Musa to cook rice for guests. Musa also admitted to giving her the items but did not state his motives.

In another development, On 7th and 9th April, 2020 between midnight and 5am, Operation Puff Adder foiled cattle rustling at Dan-Alhaji and Zamfarawa villages. It arrested a 26-year-old Abubakar Maiunguwa Alti, of Dogon Dutsen Akata Fullani Camp, Batsari council area of Katsina and recovered a herd of cattle. Alti has gained notoriety for banditry after he confessed to having taken part in attacks on villages in Batsari.

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