Questions are being asked over the
mysterious circumstances » surrounding
the deaths of a couple, Chijioke Ani, a 36-
year-old man, and his wife, Ngozi, whose dead
bodies were found in their farm in the
Mgbaleze Isu community in Onicha Local
Government Area of Ebonyi State, as many are
suggesting that the couple could have been
murdered and the husband hung on a tree
» to make it look like double suicide.
The doubts of the community members,
according to reports in the Vanguard
Newspaper, came as there were physical
marks of violence on the body of the woman
with blood gushing out of her body.
According to the reports, the couple had left
for the farm but did not return home, and this
prompted a search party sent out by the
community, only for them to discover their
bodies in the farm.
A family member of the deceased, Chief
Sylvanus Ani, revealed that the couple was
last seen on their way to the farm early in the
“They went to the farm and did not return
home. At some point, we were disturbed, so
we informed other villagers, mobilised and
went in search of them.
We finally found the wife, Ngozi, lying dead in
a pool of blood with marks of violence all over
her body, while Chijioke Ani, was found
hanging from a tree,” he said.
The State Police Public Relations Officer
(PPRO), DSP George Okafor, confirmed the
incident, saying the man may have killed the
wife and hanged himself, promising that the
police would get to the root of the incident, as
investigation has commenced.