A 20 – year – old woman in Anambra State on Thursday tried to kill herself after discovering that her boyfriend was a married man .
The woman, Oluchi Akabilo , from Obosi, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state , allegedly took a liquid substance suspected to be poison .
She was said to have been rescued and arrested by the police for attempted suicide.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Haruna Mohammed , who confirmed the incident, said the woman became devastated when she knew about her lover ’ s marital status .
He said , “ On March 19, 2020 , around 4 pm , there was a report at Awada Police Station that a young girl later identified as one Oluchi Akabilo , aged 20 years 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 yet 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 worse , she was jilted and abandoned by the same man . ”
Mohammed stated that Chinedu gave Akabilo N 10, 000 to abort the pregnancy and she used part of the money to buy a poison to kill herself.
“ She was rushed to the hospital in Onitsha by the police for medical attention and doctors are making efforts to save her life .
Investigation into the incident has commenced and effort is ongoing to get the fleeing boyfriend apprehended to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident, ” he added .
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