An 85-year-old woman, Mrs Victoria Ilione had committed suicide by jumping down a three-storey building in Awada, Onitsha, Anambra State.
The Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this in a press release said the woman was suspected to have mental illness.
He said, “At about 5:20 pm on Tuesday, 17/03/2020, there was a distress call at Awada Police Station that one Ilione Victoria ‘f’ aged about 85yrs allegedly jumped to her death from the balcony of an apartment on the 3rd floor of a four storey building where she stayed with her daughter at No 18 Ilodibe Street, Awada.
“The octogenarian victim is reported to be having some mental challenges and had her movement restricted, she was at home with her caregiver, one Judith Amumuche ‘f’ age 32yrs at the time of the alleged incident.”
Haruna said before the arrival of the police to the scene, one Ikediaso Benedicta ‘f’ of 3-3 Housing Estate, Onitsha, who is said to be the victim’s daughter took the corpse away to an unknown destination but blood stains were seen at the scene.
He said, “The caregiver and other witnesses at the scene are helping police investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.