8-year-old Lovina Odo has died after allegedly hanging herself with a rope tied to a fan at her home at No. 1, Ukpaka lane, Umusiome village, Nkpor-agu near Onitsha in Anambra. She was discovered by neighbors at about 5 p.m. on March 28th. Soon after, her husband of eight years, Okechukwu Odo, returned from his job at a car wash at about 6:30 p.m to find neighbors and sympathizers gathered around his home.
“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 that he and his wife had no misunderstanding that could have led her to commit suicide. Lovina was a petty trader and had been married to Okechukwu for eight years without a child.
The Divisional Police Officer of Ogidi, CSP Hassan Musa, confirmed the story, and said that the corpse of Lovina has been 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.