Lagos State Police command has rescued a 19-year-old lady who attempted suicide due to unwanted pregnancy and fraud.

In a post shared by the Lagos State Police Command on their X handle on Thursday, July 4, 2024, the woman explained that an unwanted pregnancy and being scammed drove her to this desperate act.

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The post detailed, “Officers from the Ikorodu Area Command have rescued a nineteen-year-old woman who was on the verge of committing suicide.

“On June 29, 2024, at about 1400hrs, a concerned citizen informed police authorities about a young woman attempting to commit suicide by ingesting a harmful chemical known as Sniper.

“Promptly responding to the tip-off, officers were dispatched to the scene where the woman was located and prevented from harming herself.

“Upon rescue, the woman, whose identity remains confidential, confessed that she had been driven to the brink of suicide due to severe emotional distress.

She revealed that she was impregnated by a man who subsequently refused to take responsibility for the pregnancy.

Additionally, she had fallen victim to a fraudster who scammed her out of her earnings from her Point of Sale (POS) business, further compounding her emotional and financial struggles.

“The young woman is currently receiving necessary psychological support while an investigation is underway to identify and apprehend all individuals involved in her predicament.”