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  Wife of late Nigerian Military Head of State, Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Victoria, is dead. The former First Lady died peacefully on Monday morning, August 23 at the age of 97. She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021. Her husband, and the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government, was killed on July 29, 1966. Chief Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi never re-married.

Unidentified middle-aged woman commits suicide in Edo

 


A yet-to-be-identified middle-aged woman has committed suicide in the Idokpa community close to the Benin bypass, Edo State.

The lifeless body of the woman was found dangling on the ceiling of an uncompleted building on Thursday morning, August 5. 

It was gathered that the woman, who residents said was not from the Idokpa community, was believed to have committed suicide overnight. 

As residents trooped out to the building to see the body, nobody could say why the woman decided to take such drastic action. 

One of the residents at the scene of the incident, identified as Samuel, said that the woman was not a member of the community as nobody among the residents could recognize her.

"We all ran there when the news got to us but no one seems to know the woman or where she came from. Hopefully, the police will help unravel the mystery,” Samuel told Tribune. 

It was further gathered that the owner of the uncompleted building contacted the police in the area, who made arrangements for the evacuation of the corpse to the mortuary.

The spokesperson of the Edo State Police Command, Kontongs Bello, who confirmed the incident, said that investigation is ongoing and a statement will be issued in due course. 


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