A 13-year-old girl named Precious Iwezoa has allegedly committed suicide at her grandmother’s residence on Number 6 Osagie Street, Off Lucky Way Road, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.
Channels TV reports that a neigbour, Peace Uwadia found Precious’s body hanged with a rope inside the compound before she raised an alarm and her grandmother was immediately alerted.
“Around 12, that was when I entered the house after church service. Immediately I opened the gate, I sighted her dead body and the rope. I did not know what exactly happened,”
“I was shocked and immediately raised the alarm to alert the grandmother because I knew she would be the only one in the house,” Peace Uwadia explained.
The paternal grandmother, Janet Ohioma explained that the teenager who lost her mum when she was two years old, had been living with her since 2017.
Mrs Ohioma said the girl had earlier helped her to heat her food and later sat in the living room watching the television, noting that she did not expect to see a lifeless Precious.
“I thought Precious had run away from home as she had done before but was found by a neighbor. When I got to where Precious was, I fell,” the devastated woman told Channels Television.
Police Rules ‘No Foul Play’
Spokesman Edo State Police Command, Bello Kontongs, said officers who visited the scene assured that the incident will be investigated, but ruled out foul play.
“The police has removed the body and deposited for preservation at our clinic at Ikpoba Hill while investigation is on to unravel the cause of her hanging herself,” police spokesman Edo State Command, Bello Kontongs, said of Precious who lost her mother at two.
“It is sad for me reporting that a thirteen-year-old who has not even started life, is hanging herself for reasons only known to her because there was no suicide note and observing the body, for now, I can say there was no foul play. She actually hanged herself.
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