84-year-old allegedly commits suicide in Enugu


The Police Command in Enugu State has commenced investigation into the death of an octogenarian, Pa Mathias, 84, who allegedly committed suicide in a community in the state, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu, said that the alleged suicide was committed in Awgu Local Government Area of the state.

He said, “It was gathered that the victim identified as Mathias was allegedly found dead while hanging on a tree on December 1 in the evening.’’

In another development, one Ogbonna in Nkanu West Local Government Area had been helping police operatives in their investigation in relation to the death of one Ngwu from the same area.

Amaraizu added, “The deceased, Ngwu, had allegedly gone to separate a fight between the suspect and his wife on November 25 before the suspect allegedly pursued him with a stick and this resulted in Ngwu falling into a well inside a neighbour’s compound.

“It was further gathered that Ngwu was later rescued from the well and taken to University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla for medical attention and was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty. ’’

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