Tragedy has struck in Abia state as Chinecherem Promise Ibeh, a brilliant 15-year-old girl who achieved an exceptional feat by scoring 9As in her West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has reportedly passed away after securing a scholarship.
Hailing from Umunneochi local government area, Chinecherem’s academic brilliance had earned her widespread recognition and admiration.
Her remarkable achievement in the 2023 WASSCE caught the attention of many, paving the way for a bright future.
The young girl’s academic excellence was acknowledged with a full scholarship to pursue studies in software engineering in the United Kingdom.
However, the promising journey of Chinecherem took a tragic turn.
Reports circulating on social media platforms, including Facebook, have claimed that the young scholar fell victim to poisoning.
These claims, while widely discussed online, are yet to be officially substantiated.
One of those who posted the story is Ofoke Bright Ikenna. He wrote:
“An exceptionally brilliant girl child from Abia state has been k1LLed by her stepmother out of jealousy and envy. The stepmother has since confessed that she poisoned her to death.
“Chinecherem got 9As in Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) and subsequently won a scholarship to study Software Engineering at a UK university. May her soul rest in peace.”
@Esther Ify wrote: “Too bad. May her soul rest in peace Amen.”
@Decency Chibest commented: “So sad. May her soul rest in the bosom of the Lord.”
@OgbagaLawrence Blessing Obumneme reacted: “What a wicked world. May her soul rest in peace.”
@Adline Akam Alo Eunice said: “That is the result of a polygamous home. Good things have never come out of it.”