A thirteen-year-old girl Precious Iwezoa who lived with her grandmother has allegedly hanged herself in Benin, Edo State.

Precious was found dead in their compound at No. 6 Osagie Street, Off Lucky Way Road, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area by a neighbor, Peace Uwadia who immediately alerted her family.

“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,” Uwadia explained.
“I was shocked and immediately raised the alarm to alert the grandmother because I knew she would be the only one in the house.”

The teenager had been living with her paternal grandmother since 2017. Janet Ohioma – the grandmother narrated that Precious had earlier helped her to heat her food and later sat in the living room watching the television.

When Uwadia raised the alarm, Mrs Ohioma did not expect to see a lifeless Precious.

“The police has removed the body and deposited at a clinic in 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.



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