Woman, 85, jumps from Onitsha home balcony, dies


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An 85-year-old woman, Llione Victoria, has committed suicide by jumping from the balcony of a four-storey building in Anambra State.

The woman, believed to be mentally-challenged, jumped from the third-floor balcony of the house located at 18 Ilodibe Street, Awada, Onitsha.

The Anambra State Police Command confirmed the incident.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said, “At about 5:20pm of today 17/03/2020, there was a distress call at Awada Police Station that one Ilione Victoria ‘f’ aged about 85yrs allegedly jumped to her death from the balcony of an apartment on the 3rd floor in a four storey building where she stayed with her daughter at No 18 Ilodibe Street, Awada.

“The octogenarian victim reported to be having some mental challenges had her movement restricted and was at home with her caregiver, one Judith Amumuche ‘f’ age 32yrs at the time of the alleged incident.

“However, before the arrival of the police to the scene, one Ikediaso Benedicta ‘f’ 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 observed at the scene.”

He added that the caregiver and the victim’s daughter are currently in police custody assisting with investigations.

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