Police operatives in Edo State have arrested a man, Emmanuel Omoru, after his wife, Cynthia Agho (27), allegedly committed suicide in Benin, the state capital.
The man was suspected for the death of the woman reportedly found dangling on a rope tied around her neck to the ceiling fan in the bedroom of their apartment at Lucky Way area of Aduwawa.
Confirming the man’s arrest, the Edo State Police Command’s spokesperson, Chidi Nwanbuzor, said the man was picked up to investigate if the he faked his wife suicide after killing her.
In a statement, he said: “It is a case of suspected suicide, on July 7, the control room of Aduwawa police station received a distress call that a certain woman committed suicide by hanging at no 10, Omozese street 2, off Lucky Way, Aduwawa, Benin City.
“When the police visited the scene of the crime, they met a woman, who identified the deceased’s husband, Emmanual Omoru. The woman also identified the victim as Mrs. Cynthia Agho, who was found dangling from a rope tied to the ceiling fan inside in 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.
“Meanwhile, a preliminary investigation has commenced to identify whether it is a case of suspected suicide or murder.
“Rumour was that it is a case of suspected murder and that is why the investigation has commenced to unravel the truth.
“The victim’s husband is in police custody undergoing investigation at the Aduwawa police station and would be transferred to the command’s Criminal Investigation Department for thorough investigations.”