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Fraudster scams Lagos teenager impregnated by fleeing boyfriend

The Lagos State Police Command, on Thursday, stated it prevented a 19-year-old lady from killing herself with a substance suspected to be insecticide after shedding her hard-earned cash to a fraudster and being deserted by the person who impregnated her within the Ikorodu space of Lagos State.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the event in a press release on Thursday, stated policemen hooked up to the Ikorodu Area Command rescued the girl following a tip-off.

He stated, “Officers from Ikorodu Area Command have rescued a 19-year-old girl who was on the verge of committing suicide.

“On June 29, 2024, around 2 pm, a concerned citizen informed police authorities about a young girl who was attempting to commit suicide by ingesting a harmful chemical…

“Promptly responding to the tip-off, officers were dispatched to the scene where the girl was located and prevented from causing herself harm.”

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Hundeyin defined that after rescuing the girl, she confessed that emotional misery influenced her resolution to think about making an attempt suicide.

He stated, “She revealed that she was impregnated by a person who subsequently refused to take accountability for the being pregnant.

“Additionally, she had fallen sufferer to a fraudster who scammed her of her earnings from her Point of Sale enterprise, additional compounding her emotional and monetary struggles.

“The younger lady is at the moment receiving mandatory psychological assist whereas the investigation is underway to establish and apprehend all people concerned in her predicament.

The command additionally needs to focus on the significance of psychological well being consciousness and encourages anybody dealing with comparable challenges to hunt assist promptly.”

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