A 38 year old female petty trader, Mrs. Lovina Odo, committed suicide by hanging herself with a rope tied to a ceiling fan at her home in Umusiome village, Nkpor-agu near Onitsha in Anambra State on Tuesday around 5:00p.m.
According to preliminary investigations by the police, the deceased petty trader could have committed suicide due to the fact that she had been childless in her eight years of marriage.
Narrating what happened, husband to the deceased, Okechukwu Odo, a car washer, said he and Lovina had been married for over eight years and had no child.
According to Odo he returned home from work at about 6:30p.m. on the day of the incident and found out that his had hung herself inside their one room apartment. Odo said himself and his wife had no quarell before he left for work on the day of the incident
“I left home for work that morning after taking my breakfast. She had asked that I buy a tuber of yam for dinner while coming home. When I returned, I saw people gathered around my apartment only to be told that my wife had committed suicide,” he said
Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer of Ogidi community, CSP Hassan Musa, said the deceased did not leave a suicide note before the committed the act.
“No suicide note was seen around her but preliminary investigation reveals that she might have committed suicide because she had no child,”he said.
Musa added that the corpse of the deceased has been removed and deposited at the Mortuary of Iyienu Mission Hospital.
The Nigerian Army says it has identified and arrested two soldiers who allegedly brutalised a crippled man in New Market Road, Ontisha, in Anambra State.
The army in a statement released by 11.50pm on Wednesday said the soldiers had also been charged by their commanding officer.
A video showing the officers dragging and beating a crippled man in Onitsha for wearing a military camouflage gone viral on Wednesday.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.Gen. Sani Usman, said in the statement that the soldiers had been apprehended.
He said, “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video clip in which two soldiers were seen maltreating a physically challenged person for allegedly wearing a camouflage shirt.
“We wish to inform the public that the incident took place on Tuesday 7th February 2017, at Onitsha, Anambra State.
“In line with our zero tolerance for acts of indiscipline and unprofessional conducts especially in relation to violation of human rights, we wish to further state that the soldiers involved have since been identified and apprehended.
“They have also been charged for assault by their Commanding Officer. Similarly, troops have been warned to desist from such acts that infringe on human rights and cast serious aspersions on the good image of the Nigerian Army.
“The public should please regard this ugly incident as an isolated case which is not true reflection of the Nigerian Army.”
A video clip have emerged online showing a young man who is pictured above, destroying a copy of the Bible after a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Ebube Muo Nso, destroyed a community shrine in Ekwulobia, Anambra state.
The visuals which is already making rounds on social media shows the man saying that he is angered that a shrine built by his forefathers could be destroyed by the Rev. Father.
“The more you burn the shrines the more version of the Bible I will tear, reverend father ebube monso arranged some useless boys to burn our shrines at ekwuluobia, that is why I tore the Bible again,” he said.
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