BENIN CITY-The Edo State Police Command has said that it awaits autopsy results to determine actual cause of death in the two suspicious suicide reports recorded in Benin City, last July.
The alleged suicide cases included that of Mr Efene Eric Oyakhilomen, 45 and Cynthia Agho, 27, reported to the police on July 16 and 17, 2022.
The Public Relations Officer for Edo State Police Command SP Chidi Nwabuzor stated this while giving update on police investigations into the cases at his office, August 2, 2022.
“Cynthia’s husband Mr Emmanuel Umoru is currently with the police. Investigation into these two cases are at the stage of autopsy.
“If anyone is suspected to have killed any of the two victims, that person will be charged to court”. SP Nwabuzor assured.
Recall that late Mr Efene Eric Oyakhilomen’s wife identified as Miss Rita Enemare, 33 and Cynthia Agho’s husband Mr Emmanuel Umoru, 45 separately reported the incidents to police.
“On the 16th July, 2022 at about 0024hrs (12:24am), one Mrs Rita Enemare of number 13, UU Drive, Ugbor, reported at Ugbor divisional police headquarters, GRA, Benin City, that about 20:25hrs (8:25pm) of 15th July, 2022, her husband one Mr Efene Eric Oyakhilomen, aged 40 years, of the same address was seen lying on the bed with foam in his mouth and was taken to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.
“… the complainant said an empty Trophy beer can and Sniper plastic were found close to the deceased person in the room. Meanwhile, the corpse has been deposited in a hospital mortuary for preservation, autopsy and further investigation to ascertain whether it was a suicide or murder”. SP Nwabuzor said.
Similarly, a Benin-based accountant with a private firm located in the state capital was reported to have allegedly murdered his pregnant wife and hanged her corpse to feign suicide.
It was alleged that the accountant, Mr Emmanuel Omoru committed the act after his wife Cynthia Agho, 27, mother of his two children, accused him of having extramarital affairs.
The unfortunate incident reportedly occurred at 10, Omozuise Street, Off Street 2, Lucky Way, Aduwawa, Benin City about 11:48pm on Saturday, July 16, 2022.