A Nine year-old girl has allegedly committed suicide in Benue State, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Benue State Command, Catherine Anene has confirmed.

The PPRO in a telephone message said on November 27, 2019, at about 11.30hours, the command received a reoort that one Abah Maria had commitd suicide.

Anene said it was reported that Maria, a nine year old girl, hung herself in the bathroom of their house.

She said the corpse of the deceased girl has been deposited at the St. Theresa hospital morgue in Makurdi, the state capital.

Anene who wondered why the little girl would think of killing herself at her age, said the police is currently carrying out investigation on the case to unravel the cause of the incident.

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Our correspondent gathered that Maria on Thursday, committed suicide at their home in Ankpa quarters area of Makurdi.

Neighbours who spoke to our correspondent in Makurdi, said the deceased who hailed from Owukpa in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of the state, was brought to Makurdi by the General Overseer of one of the Pentecostal churches in Makudi as a house-help before the incident occurred.

It was further gathered that late Maria killed herself after she was allegedly accused of bed wetting on several occasions and even beaten up severely as a result of that.

When journalists visited the residence of the General Overseer of the Mount Zion Ministry Makurdi, some members of the family, declined comments saying their mother had gone to the police.


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