Residents shocked as unidentified woman hangs self in Edo uncompleted building

Adeyinka Adedipe

6 August 2021

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The Idokpa community close to the Benin bypass, Edo State, was thrown into panic as the lifeless body of a middle-aged woman was found dangling in an uncompleted building on Thursday.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the woman, who was not a resident of the area, might have committed suicide overnight.

At daybreak, residents of the area trooped to the building to catch a glimpse of the corpse, with many wondering what happened.

One of the residents, who identified himself simply as Samuel, said the woman was not residing in the community and stated that many of the residents, who saw her corpse, could not identify her, raising suspicion that she might have come from another part of the city.

“We all ran there when the news got to us, but no one seemed to know the woman or where she came from. Hopefully, the police will unravel the mystery,” Samuel stated.

Another resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the incident took many by surprise and wondered what could have led the woman to take her own life, adding, “Only God knows the true position of things for now.”

It was also gathered that the owner of the building called the police for the evacuation of the corpse to the mortuary.

When contacted, the spokesman for the police in the state, SP Kontongs Bello, said the command was investigating the incident and would come up with a statement in due course.

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