Tragic 11-yr-old commits suicide over N200

Terkula Botwer, 11,  committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree at Achusa village, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

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Terkula Botwer, 11,  committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree at Achusa village, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
It is reported that the teenager took his life after being accused by his guardian of stealing N200.
According to the source

 “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 patents 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 no where 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 State Police Public Relations Officer, PRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP. Austin Ezeani said the matter was reported last Sunday at the ‘B Division’ of the State Police Command from where officers went and recovered the remains of the boy from the scene. The body was then deposited at the mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi.

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