Man Dies as He Jumps into Well in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, when contacted confirmed the incident.
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A 40-year-old man on Saturday, September 16, committed suicide by jumping into a deep well at Douglas Ogbonna/Gabriel Street in Abakiliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

An eyewitness, who identified himself as Uchechi, informed Journalists that the people around the area were surprised by the incident.

He said, “The well is a few meters away from the shop of a woman who sells Akamu (pap), bread and bean cake (popularly known as akara).

“The man came there about 9 am, stood beside the well for some time before he opened it and jumped inside it.

“Immediately, the people who came to buy bean cake raised the alarm and alerted policemen. The landlady is being interrogated by the police.

“Infact, the man deceived the people who were there and nobody even thought that he came with such a bad intention.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebonyi State Command, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident.

“Actually somebody called me and told me that they were trying to remove the body of a frustrated man who failed into a well and I gave him a number of one of our men and until now I have not heard anything again.

“But, I was actually called and we are still waiting for details,” she explained.

It was gathered that the body had been removed and deposited at Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital (FUTHA 2) mortuary.

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