Lovina Odo, a 38-year-old petty trader, on Tuesday took her life by hanging herself with rope tied to a ceiling fan at her residence in 1, Ukpaka lane, Umusiome village, Nkpor-agu near Onitsha in Anambra state. Okechukwu Odo, the husband of the deceased, said he and Lovina had been married for over eight years without a child.
Odo, a car washer, said he returned home from work around 6:30pm and met sympathisers around his one-room apartment.
“I left home for work that morning after taking my breakfast; she had asked that I buy a tuber of yam for dinner when I return,” he said.
“When I returned, I saw people gathered around my apartment only to be told that my wife had killed herself.”
Odo said he and the deceased had no misunderstanding that could have led her to commit suicide.
Hassan Musa, divisional police officer (DPO) of Ogidi, confirmed the story to NAN, saying the corpse of Lovina had been removed and deposited at the Mortuary of Iyienu Mission Hospital.
“No suicide note was seen around her but preliminary investigation reveals that she might have committed suicide because she had no child,” Musa said.