Teenage girl who got pregnant for boyfriend commits suicide, left a strange suicide note

A 17-year-old girl, Temitope Saka, has died after drinking Sniper insecticide, in the Igando area of Lagos State. The girl left a suicide note in which she allegedly blamed her grandma for her death.

Sources say her boyfriend reported the incident to the police at the Igando division, which led to the arrest of the woman. It was learnt that the victim’s mother died when she was just 3 years old.

Temitope, who was the only child of her parents, was taken to her grandma’s house on Mofoluwasho Close, Alhaji Ede bus stop, Igando. A source disclosed that:

“She had been living with her grandma since her mother died. The grandma is a trader in Ikotun, where the girl met her boyfriend, who is also a trader.

“There were times that the girl brought the man home and he spent the night with her because the grandma went for vigils.”

Another source said when Temi became pregnant, her grandma insisted she packed out of the house.

“The woman insisted that she packed to her boyfriend’s house. She threw out her luggage and chased her away,” he said.

Punch reports that the victim drank the poison last Wednesday and began foaming in the mouth at her boyfriend’s house. She was said to have been rushed to the Igando General Hospital where she died.

Her boyfriend, who saw the suicide note, was said to have reported the incident to the police.

A resident said, “The girl and the boyfriend loved each other. He did not even reject the pregnancy. The grandma probably chased her away because she could not stand the shame that the girl got pregnant out of wedlock.

“Last Wednesday, while she was at the boyfriend’s house, she started foaming in the mouth and she was taken to the hospital.

“The boyfriend found a suicide note where she accused her grandma of causing her death. He reported to the police. The police took the note and arrested the woman. She was in tears at the bus stop as she kept saying she didn’t mean any harm. It was a sad sight.”

A lady in the area said, "Of all the women her dad married, it was only her mum that had a child and she was the only child. She was the hope of the family. Now that she is dead, that hope is gone."

This is the second time in less than 2 months a pregnant teenager would commit suicide in same area.

Police said they are investigating the matter to confirm the circumstance(s) surrounding her suicide.