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Married woman commits suicide after getting pregnant by lover

By Mason White 7:30 AM June 20, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A married woman took her own life after getting pregnant by her lover, police in Nigeria said.

Edo State Police said that 40-year-old Ometere Aduga, committed suicide by hanging herself with a rope in her apartment.

The mother of one, whose husband was on a business trip, was said to be two months pregnant. Investigators believe that the woman committed suicide because she became pregnant by her lover.

According to a source close to the family, the woman visited a private hospital in the city a few days ago. She told a doctor that she is planning to commit suicide because of her pregnancy.

The woman was advised against such action, and was told to return on Monday, for further medical examination and counseling. However, on Monday, she dropped off her son at a neighbor’s house, saying that she needs to run errands for several hours.

After waiting several hours, the neighbor went to the woman’s apartment and saw her hanging from the ceiling.