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Man docked for causing suicide of pregnant teenage lover

A man who allegedly got his teenage girlfriend pregnant, before jilting her, thereby causing her to commit suicide was on Wednesday arraigned before a Surulere Magistrate Court.

Emeka Ajezu allegedly caused the death of his lover who drank a poisonous substance when he jilted her.

Ajezu, 33, a resident of Monkey Village, Maza-Maza, Lagos, had pleaded not guilty to a charge of causing death by negligence.

Ajezu it was gathered, was dating 17-year-old Chisome Ekwere, and got her pregnant.

But when she became pregnant for him, Ajezu refused to take responsibility for the pregnancy because he was planning to get married to another woman.

Late Ekwere’s elder sister took her to the house of the accused and she started living ‎with him while still pregnant.

The accused allegedly told the deceased girl that he was going to the village for his wedding ceremony with another woman.

The police prosecutor told the court that the suicide note the deceased left behind indicated that she drank a poisonous substance because she was heartbroken by Ajezu’s behaviour.
The presiding Magistrate, Ipaye Nwachukwu, granted the accused bail of N300,000 and  adjourned the case until December 20 for mention.