student of Dyege Memorial College, Makurdi, Benue State, Jessica
Beer,committed suicide after her boyfriend, identified simply as
Labi, impregnated another girl and subsequently dumped her.
herself because she loved Labi and could not accept that she had been
believed that after impregnating another girl, her future plans with
Labi was in jeopardy.
“My friend had brought a sharp
knife the day before the incident to my house. She said I should follow
her to her boyfriend’s house, threatening to deal with him. But I
advised her not to take the law into her own hands.“When I went to see her the next day, I met Jessica (Beer) on the floor, vomiting blood and I quickly raised the alarm.”
“I was told that
the boyfriend (Labi) is a cultist and an armed robber, who had refused
to further his education. Why should my friend commit suicide over such a
person? I can never do such a thing.”
Tyoyange, described her as an average student, who was ready to learn
from both teachers and her fellow students.
Tyoyange said, “Jessica (Beer) was a
beautiful young lady and in our last prize giving and graduation day,
she contested for Miss Dyege, organised by the college, and won the
crown. So, she killed herself at a time she was about to fulfill her
dream in life. May her soul rest in peace’’.