‘I found my son hanging shortly after I begged him to be of good behaviour’ – Mother of 13 year old who committed suicide



The mother of 13-year-old Aounduver Terunm, who reportedly hung himself in Makurdi, Benue State capital, has narrated how the unfortunate incident happened.

Until his death, Aounduver Terunm was an JSS2 student of Lady Celina Academy, Makurdi. He purportedly hung himself inside his parents’ chicken pen located in their private residence behind Federal Pay Office, Nyima, Makurdi.

Narrating the unfortunate incident to Sunday Vanguard, the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Veronica Terunm, who wept profusely as she spoke, said she was still in shock and could not comprehend what could have led her son to the abominable act.

She said the family just had lunch on Sunday afternoon after which her son went to play football with his mates in the neighborhood and that was the last time she saw him alive.

In her bewilderment, Mrs. Terunm said:

“I cannot understand what really happened. He was a small boy in JSS 2 with very bright prospects.

I had advised him that Sunday afternoon on the need for him to be a good boy in the family and desist from those acts that could derail him as a man. Unfortunately, few hours later, I found him hanging and dead in an unbelievable manner in our chicken pen located within our compound.

That afternoon, he was playing football with his mates outside and at about 7pm when other kids had gone to their various homes, we didn’t see him and it was time for dinner.
We all started looking for him to come and take his meal but he was nowhere to be found and everyone got worried because, normally, he was to be home at that time.

After searching the entire neigbourhood for him, my instinct directed me to the pen thinking that maybe he could have gone in there though we had no chicken left.

When I got to the pen, I discovered that the padlock was hanging on the door. I opened the door, walked in and, to my shock, I found him hanging lifeless. I couldn’t understand or believe my eyes.

It was like a dream. I screamed and called his father who was not within at the time. My husband came and was speechless.

We immediately called the police who came and observed the situation and, after examining his remains, they expressed shock that he did no stool or urinate on his body as expected in such deaths.


Source: Vanguard

‘I found my son hanging shortly after I begged him to be of good behaviour’ – Mother of 13 year old who committed suicide ‘I found my son hanging shortly after I begged him to be of good behaviour’ – Mother of 13 year old who committed suicide Reviewed by Elora Akpotosevbe on June 11, 2017 Rating: 5

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