NigeriaPolice Launch Investigation over Alleged Suicide in Edo

Police Launch Investigation over Alleged Suicide in Edo


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Benin, Nigeria – The Edo State Police Command has launched investigations into the case of one Mrs Cyn­thia Agho, alleged to have com­mitted suicide in Benin City, the state capital.

Police Launch Investigation over Alleged Suicide in Edo

According to a report by Independent, it was gathered that the woman was found dangling with a rope on her neck tied to the ceiling fan in her bedroom located in the Lucky Way area of Aduwawa, Benin City.

Besides, it was gathered that the husband of the wom­an, Emmanuel Omoru, has been arrested by the follow­ing rumour that he may have killed the wife but faked it as suicide.

The Edo State Police spokes­person, Chidi Nwanbuzor, who confirmed the incident, said it happened at no 10, Omozese Street, off Street 2, off Lucky way, Aduwawa areas of Benin City,

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“It is a case of suspected sui­cide. The control room of Adu­wawa Police station received a distress call that a certain woman committed suicide at no 10, Omozese Street, off Street 2, off Lucky Way, Adu­wawa Benin City”,

He said when the Police visited the scene of the crime, they met a certain woman who was later identified by her hus­band, one Emmanual Omoru as Mrs Cynthia Agho, 27, swinging in a rope tied to the ceiling fan inside her bedroom.

” A stool was found under the ceiling fan, the corpse was photographed, lower down and evacuated to the police’s hospital morgue for autopsy. No written note was found at the scene”

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According to him, a prelim­inary investigation has com­menced to identify or deter­mine whether it was a case of suspected suicide or murder.

“Rumour is flying that it is a case of suspected murder and that is why the investigation has commenced to unravel the truth”.

He said the husband of the woman is in police custody undergoing investigation at Aduwawa Police station and would be transferred to the command’s Criminal Investi­gation Department for thor­ough investigations,” he said.

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