A 45-year-old woman from Oduma in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State, Mrs. Thomas Ezenta, has reportedly committed suicide at Umuawalagu, Nara community in Nkanu East Local Governemnt Area of Enugu State.
According to the police, the body of the woman was found hanging on a short tree within the community last Friday, but it could not be ascertained why she took her own life.
She did not leave any suicide note and did not disclose her intention.
State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident in Enugu, yesterday, said the woman, married to one Thomas Ezenta, committed the act on August 3.
Quoting the deceased’s husband, Ezenta, the PPRO said the woman was missing from her home for some time but reports came to the husband suddenly that her corpse was hanging on a tree.
Amaraizu said the state police command had commenced investigations into the circumstances that led to the sad incident.
Amaraizu said: “The deceased, who was later identified as one Angelina Ezenta of Odume in Aninri Local Government Area committed suicide. Her husband said he had been looking for his wife whom he claimed had been having some mental problems. She had allegedly left home to an unknown destination until the report got to him about the incident.”
The PPRO added that the corpse of the woman had been deposited at the General Hospital mortuary, Agbani for autopsy.