18-Year Old Commits Suicide Over Poor UTME Score
A university admission-seeker simply identified as Loveth has reportedly committed suicide in Ekiugbo, Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
Loveth, who was said to be displeased with the 163 mark she garnered in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), was found dead at her home yesterday morning.
It was gathered that the deceased picked medicine as her choice of study. The Nation gathered that the deceased took three bottles of Sniper and these were found by her side yesterday morning.
According to sources, Loveth had gone to check her UTME result on Tuesday and discovered to her amazement that she had scored far lower than she had expected and would not secure admission to the university to study her “dream course.” The 18-year old reportedly left the centre very distraught and wept profusely then went ahead to commit suicide.
It was gathered that the deceased, who picked medicine as her choice of study, took three bottles of Sniper as these were found by her side yesterday morning.
According to sources, Loveth had gone to check her UTME result on Tuesday and discovered to her shock that she had scored far lower than she had expected and would not secure admission to the university to study her ‘dream course.’ The 18-year-old reportedly left the centre distraught and wept profusely.
Sources at the centre disclosed that the girl, who scored 160, started crying, saying,
“My father will kill me.”
Another source, who visited the girl’s family residence, disclosed that she had collected three bottles of the poisonous substance from her mother’s shop the previous night.
According to the source,
“The father said he did not scold her for her result, but only told her that there is no way she would get admitted to study medicine in the university of her choice’.
“Feeling slighted for her poor performance after her encounter with her father, she went to stay with her mum in their shop, collected the poison after they closed. “She brought it home and drank the content. Her lifeless body was discovered on Wednesday (yesterday) morning.”
It was gathered that after her remains were discovered, her parents rushed her to a Pentecostal church at Upper Agbarho for prayers, where she was confirmed dead. At press time, efforts to speak with the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, was fruitless.