One Chukwudi Maduka, was found dead in his one-room apartment at Umuezu-Ore Umuana village Uhuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State on Monday 18th May 2020.
The Public Relations Officer of the Abia State Police Command, SP. Geoffrey Ogbonna, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Umuahia on Tuesday.
Ogbonna said that the deceased, was found dead in his room, explaining further that the man did not leave suicide note, and that the command had commenced investigation into the incident to unravel the reason for the suicide.
However, Dave Maduakor, a resident, while speaking with journalists said the deceased set his apartment on fire before hanging himself, on the ceiling fan in then they tried to open the door, they noticed that it was locked from inside so they forcefully opened it and found Maduka’s body hanging in the fan”.
He also explained that the deceased was reported to have travelled to his village in Lokpanta in the Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State and returned to Umuana community on Friday.
According to him, the Chairman of the community, Mr Ngozi Onwumere, together with the landlord, had consulted a group, known as “kamanu” to help bring down the body of the man, which was later deposited in a mogue.
He was said to be married to a teacher in a charity home at Ahieke community in Umuahia but later separated with the woman after their childless marriage.