A 17-year-old girl in Lagos was said to have killed herself after she suffered a heart break caused by her supposed lover. The girl, identified as Chisome Ekwere, reportedly downed sniper insecticide because the said lover, Emeka Ajezu, told her he was getting married to another woman. It was claimed Ajezu didn’t accept Ekwere’s pregnancy, a situation that led to the latter’s sister to foist her on him and making her live in his house.
Following Ekewere’s death, 33-year-old Ajezu, a resident of Monkey Village, Maza-Maza, Lagos, was arrested and subsequently arraigned before the Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court for causing the death of his ex-lover.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, said, when she (Ekwere) became pregnant for him, Ajezu refused to take responsibility for the pregnancy because he was planning to get married to another woman.
“Late Ekwere’s elder sister took her to the house of the accused and she started living with him while still pregnant.”
The prosecutor Ekwere left a suicide note, in which she blamed Ajezu for his murder and said Ajezu’s crime contravened Sections 227 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.
Ajezu pleaded not guilty to when he the charge was read to him, after which presiding Magistrate Ipaye Nwachukwu granted him N300,000 bail and two sureties in the like sum.
The Court adjourned the case until Dec. 20 for mention