Boy, 11, Commits Suicide After He Was Accused Of Stealing N200 In...

Boy, 11, Commits Suicide After He Was Accused Of Stealing N200 In Benue

Saheed Arogundade, Gbenga Oladipupo, Olabisi Akinlade, Mustapha Layeni, Adebayo Abdullahi, Seyi Pabiekun, Sikiru Rufai

An 11-year-old boy identified as Terkula Botwer has allegedly taken his own life by hanging himself on a tree in Achusa, village in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State.

The deceased’s guardian had accused him of stealing N200 said to be her last  cash and in order to prove that he knew nothing about the missing money, Botwer killed himself, according to Daily Post.

Narrating the incident, a source who preferred anonymity said, “It all happened on Sunday morning when Mrs. Nadoo Hember, the boy’s guardian, was alleged to have complained that her only N200 was missing in the house she lived with the late boy.

“She confronted Terkula who denied taking the money, but as she was leaving for church, she allegedly warned the boy that if the money was not found, she would be forced to return him back to his parents in the village.

“Unfortunately, when she got back from church later in the day, she got into the house and discovered that the boy was nowhere to be found. But after a search, the lifeless body of the boy was seen hanging on a tree at the back of the house.

“It was at that point that she raised alarm that attracted neighbours who gathered at the scene to rescue the boy who was already dead.”

The Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Austin Ezeani who confirmed the incident said that the officials at the ‘B Division’ police station in the state received the information on Sunday, March 22, 2015.


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