Police to investigate why 13-year-old girl committed suicide in Edo


A thirteen-year-old girl identified as 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.

It was gathered that Precious lost her mum when she was two years old and had been living with her paternal grandmother since 2017.

Channels TV reports that Precious’s lifeless body was found hanging with a rope inside the compound. An alarm was raised and her grandmother was immediately alerted.

The grieving grandmother, Janet Ohioma, narrated that Precious had earlier helped her to heat her food and later sat in the living room watching the television. She said she did not expect to see the lifeless body of her teenage granddaughter.

“I thought Precious had run away from home as she had done before but was found by a neighbour. When I got to where Precious was, I fell devastated.” The old woman lamented.

While confirming the incident, officers from the Edo State Police Command said they have ruled out foul play, but assured that the incident will be investigated. The spokesperson of the Edo state police command, Bello Kontongs, said

“The police have removed the body and deposited it for preservation at our clinic at Ikpoba Hill, while an investigation is on to unravel the cause of her hanging herself.

“It is sad for me to report 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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