HIV/AIDS Positive Lady Commits Suicide Days Before Wedding

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A woman identified as Joy Ngarfarm Iorza of Usar area of Kwande LGA of Benue State, committed suicide after testing positive to HIV/AIDS.

According to a source, the lady who had completed arrangement to wed in the next few days, decided to end it all when medical report indicated that she and her husband-to-be tested positive to the s3xually transmitted disease.

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It should be noted that some Christian denominations have made it mandatory for intending couples to have medical test from designated and approved hospitals before they can be joined as husbands and wives.

The source said the mandatory test blew open the status of the intending couple who were confirmed to have the disease.

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However, the bride-to-be, who could not withstand the shame and stigma, was said to have hung herself on a tree at a bush near her family house.

On discovering the ugly development, the community and the family of the deceased were said to have held the groom (whose name was given as Anodoaver Anwa) responsible for the fate that befell their daughter.

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The incident was said to have been reported at the police station, while the PRO (Public Relations Officer) of Benue State Police Command, DSP Dan Ezeala, who confirmed the story said investigation was on-going to unravel the circumstances surrounding the whole incident.

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