Woman allegedly commits suicide, corpse, baby found in the bush
Residents of Suuka area of the Federal Capital Territory were moved to tears when they saw the corpse of a yet-to-be-identified woman along the FCT airport road on Monday.
According to The PUNCH, the woman was suspected to have committed suicide as an empty bottle of insecticide was found beside her corpse in a bush along the airport road.
The newspaper reported that it was the cries of the woman’s two-year-old baby that attracted passers-by to the bush, where they saw her corpse lying.
Speaking on the incident, a resident in the area, who identified himself simply as Nnaji, said that: “The corpse of a middle-aged woman was seen in a bush in our area on Monday evening. A two-year-old girl was sitting close to her crying.
“It was even her cry that attracted passers-by to the scene of the incident. We got there and found an empty bottle of insecticide by her side; her body smelt of the insecticide. She is not a known person in the area and no one knows what made her do this.”
When contacted, the FCT police spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, said the corpse had been deposited in a morgue, adding that the child was in the custody of the police as efforts were on to trace the woman’s relatives.
She said, “I can confirm to you that this case was reported at our division in Iddo. The corpse has been deposited at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital morgue.
“We cannot rush to the conclusion that she drank sniper, an autopsy will be conducted to determine the true cause of her death.”