Pregnant Woman Attempts Suicide After Discovering Boyfriend's Marital Status

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Oluchi Akabilo, 20, attempted to kill herself on Thursday after finding out that her boyfriend was a married man.

Oluchi who hails from Obisi in the Idemili North Local Government Area in Anambra State reportedly took a liquid substance suspected to be a poison.

She was reportedly rescued and later arrested by the police for attempted murder.


The incident was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officers Haruna Mohammad.

The Police said the woman was devastated when she learned of her lover's marital status.

He said, “On March 19, 2020, around 4 pm, there was a report at Awada Police Station that a young girl later identified as one Oluchi Akabilo, aged 20 years allegedly drank a liquid substance suspected to be insecticide in a bid to take her own life.

“The young girl allegedly got pregnant in a relationship with one Chinedu surname yet unknown who, unknown to her, is married with children.

“She became devastated upon the discovery of the marital status of her boyfriend. And to make matters worse, she was jilted and abandoned by the same man.”

Mohammed revealed that out of the N10,000 the lover gave her to abort the pregnancy, Akabilo bought poison to kill herself.

“She was rushed to the hospital in Onitsha by the police for medical attention and doctors are making efforts to save her life. An investigation into the incident has commenced and effort is ongoing to get the fleeing boyfriend apprehended to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident,” he added.

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