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Police investigate suspected murder-suicide as couple dies in Niger

Police investigate suspected murder-suicide as couple dies in Niger
August 11
18:26 2022

The Niger police command says it is investigating what is suspected to be a murder-suicide case involving a couple in Suleja LGA of the state.

Wasiu Abiodun, police spokesman in the state, announced the development in a statement on Thursday.

According to the police spokesperson, an unusual noise was heard in the residence of one Adeniyi Dennis, a resident of SDP area, in Suleja on Monday night.

He said police operatives attached to ‘A’ division, Suleja, were deployed to the scene and they had to force open the door of the apartment.


He said inside the apartment, the body of one Gloria Chidinma was found on the bed, with a rope tied around her neck.

Abiodun also said Dennis, identified as her husband, was found unconscious and he was suspected to have taken a poisonous substance.

He said they were both taken to the general hospital in Suleja, where Chidinma was confirmed dead on Monday.


The police spokesmam added that Dennis was confirmed dead on Tuesday around 4:45pm.

“We have since evacuated the bodies to General Hospital Suleja mortuary for autopsy,” NAN quoted Abiodun as saying.

“However, the unfortunate incident is under investigation while we await medical examination result.”


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