Edo Police Command has arrested the husband of 27-year-old Cynthia Agho, who allegedly committed suicide in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
The Guardian learnt that the woman was found dangling a rope on her neck tied to the ceiling fan in her bedroom.
It was further gathered that the incident happened in the Lucky Way area of Aduwawa, Benin City.
Her husband, Emmanuel Omoru, was arrested following rumour that he may have killed the wife but faked it as suicide.
A spokesperson for the Command, Chidi Nwanbuzor, who confirmed the incident, said, it happened at no 10, Omozese Street, off street 2, off Lucky way, Aduwawa area of Benin City.
He said: “It is a case of suspected suicide, on July 7, the control room of Aduwawa police station received a distress call that a certain woman committed suicide by hanging at No 10, Omozese street, Off street 2, off Lucky Way, Aduwawa Benin City.
“ When the police visited the crime scene, they met a certain woman, who was later identified by her husband, one Emmanual Omoru as Mrs Cynthia Agho, 27, dangling in a rope tied to the ceiling fan inside her bedroom.
“A stool was found under the ceiling fan, the corpse was photographed, lowered down and evacuated to the police’s hospital morgue for autopsy. No written note was found at the scene.”
“Preliminary investigation has commenced identifying or find out whether it is a case of suspected suicide or murder.
“Rumour is flying that it is a case of suspected murder and that is why the investigation has commenced unravelling the truth.
“The husband of the woman is in custody undergoing investigation at Aduwawa police station and would be transferred to the command’s Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) for a thorough investigation.”