17-year-old Chisome Ekwere has committed suicide after her 33-year-old boyfriend,Emeka Ajezu left her and refused to take responsibility for her pregnancy which she claimed was his. She drank Sniper Insecticide. A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court presided over by Chief Magistrate Ipaye Nwachukwu in Lagos on Wednesday granted N300,000 bail to the boyfriend for allegedly causing the death of his lover who drank sniper insecticide and also ordered the accused to produce two sureties in like sum, after he pleaded not guilty to "causing death by negligence."
Ajezu resides at Monkey Village, Maza-Maza, Lagos.
According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande Ajezu was dating 17-year-old Chisome Ekwere, and got her pregnant. But when she 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. According to him, the accused allegedly told the deceased girl that he was going to the village for his wedding ceremony with another woman. He added that the suicide note the deceased left behind indicated that she drank sniper insecticide because she was heartbroken by Ajezu’s behaviour. Before the case was adjourned to Dec. 20 for mention, the prosecutor said that the offence contravened Sections 227 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.