Man, 47 commits suicide in Anambra over marriage disagreement

A 47-year-old man simply identified as Mr Samuel Nweke, in Anambra state has committed suicide over a disagreement with his wife, leaving behind a suicide note.

According to a statement issued by SP Haruna Mohammed, the PPRO, Anambra State Police Command that was made available to newsmen in Awka, said the disagreement led to the deceased’s wife abandoning him, which unfortunately lead to his demise.

He said “On 04/03/2020 at about 12:10 pm, there was a report at Awada Police Station that a decomposing body of one Samuel Nweke ‘m’ aged about 47years was discovered in his apartment at No 5 Chief Nwankwo Street Awada in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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“Following the report, Police detectives attached to Awada division visited the scene, cordoned off the area and photographed the victim after he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

“No mark of violence was seen on the victim’s body but what appeared like a suicide note was discovered beside the body of the deceased.

The corpse was thereafter evacuated by the victim’s relatives.” he said

Meanwhile, Haruna said preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased had an altercation with his wife which made her leave her matrimonial home on 25/02/2020 leaving the deceased alone in the house.

It was suspected that the action of his wife may have driven him to take his own life.

He said the state commissioner of Police John B. Abang, has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.


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