A 19-year-old girl, Jessica Beer, a Junior Secondary School (JSS) II Female student of Gyegeh Memorial College has committed suicide over failed love affair. According to a source, Jessica was suspected to have drank poison when she discovered her lover, named Labi, was having an affair with another lady. Labi who is said to be pork seller at Wurukum Market in Makurdi, had dumped Jessica for another girl whom he had also impregnated and promised to marry.
Incidentally, it was Labi who discovered Jessica’s lifeless body when he went to the deceased house and saw her on the floor foaming and rushed her to an undisclosed hospital in Akpehe where she passed on. The source also disclosed that Labi had been having some financial challenges which made it difficult for him to take care of Jessica, and so had to abandoned her. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Moses Yamu, who confirmed the incident, said Labi reported to the police that her girlfriend drank a poisonous substance but before the police could get to the hospital, the family of the deceased had taken her corpse away.