Police rescue pregnant teenager from suicide in Lagos

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A pregnant teenager has been rescued from committing suicide after the man allegedly responsible for her pregnancy denied responsibility, the Lagos State Police Command has said. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement on Thursday, said the 19-year-old was rescued by police officers from the Ikorodu Area Command. Read Also: UK teacher jailed for having intercourse with 15-year-old boys He added that the incident occurred on June 29, 2024. He said that a concerned citizen had informed police authorities about the girl’s attempt to commit suicide by ingesting a harmful chemical known as Sniper. According to Hundeyin, the officers promptly responded to the tip-off and were dispatched to the scene where the girl was located. “Upon rescue, the lady, whose identity remains confidential, confessed that she had been driven to the brink of suicide due to severe emotional distress,” Hundeyin disclosed. “She revealed that she was impregnated by a man who subsequently refused to take responsibility for the pregnancy.” Read Also: 100 ‘terrorists’ killed after deadly attack- Niger army Additionally, she revealed that had fallen victim to a fraudster who scammed her of her earnings from her Point of Sale (POS) business, further compounding her emotional and financial struggles. Hundeyin, however, noted the importance of mental health awareness and encouraged anyone facing similar challenges to seek help promptly. The post Police rescue pregnant teenager from suicide in Lagos appeared first on Guardian Nigeria News.

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