A 85- year – old woman , Victoria Ilione , has reportedly committed suicide in Anambra State.
The incident gathered, happened at Awada , near Onitsha , in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state .
The octogenarian, it was learnt , jumped to her death from the third floor of a four -storey building.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Haruna Mohammed , confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
Mohammed said , “Around 5 . 20pm on Tuesday, there was a distress call to the Awada Police Station that one Victoria Ilione , aged about 85, allegedly jumped to her death from the balcony of an apartment on the third floor of a four – storey building, where she stayed with her daughter at No . 18 Ilodibe Street, Awada .
“ The octogenarian was reported to be having some mental challenges and had her movement restricted.
She was at home with her caregiver , one Judith Amumuche , 32, at the time of the alleged incident .
“ However , before the arrival of the police at the scene , one Benedicta Ikediaso of 3 – 3 Housing Estate , Onitsha, who is said to be the victim ’ s daughter, reportedly took the corpse away to an unknown destination, but blood stains were seen at the scene .
“ The caregiver and other witnesses at the scene are helping the police to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident. ”
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police in the state , John Abang , enjoined members of the public , especially those taking care of the aged , to be extra careful when handling them in order to avert similar ugly incidents .
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