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Suicide: Family members in disarray over relation’s death in Delta


Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

Family members of a 55year old dry cleaner whose body was found hanging from the ceiling in his sitting room in Sapele, Delta state, are currently in disarray over what they described as mysterious circumstances surrounding his death. The deceased identified as Moses Mordi Omatsheye, resident of Itsekiri road, Sapele was alleged to have committed suicide with his body found hanging from the ceiling in his room by neighbours who had been worried about about his whereabouts and reported to his relatives who later broke into his room only to found him decomposing already.


It was gathered that the incident suspected to be suicide, was later discovered with blood on the ground splattered on his carpet and mattress,a situation the relations suspected foul play.

But his Sister, Mrs Patience Ebeneyon who spoke to Journalists in Asaba on Thursday in tears, said her brother was murdered, adding” how can you say he committed suicide when it’s obvious he was killed? , Look at his carpet, it’s stained with blood and his mattress and other clothings are also stained with blood”

Moses Mordi was found hanging from ceiling fan and his legs were firmly on the ground as the suicide stuff was alleged to have been staged managed, especially as it was rumoured that he was not in good terms with his neighbours when the bubble burst.
The Police Commissioner in the state, Adeleke Adeyinka who confirmed the incident to Journalists in Asaba on Thursday said that investigation was ongoing with a view to providing the authentic information to the public and his family members, and urged the family members to exercise patience for the completion of investigation in the incident.

Another relation of the deceased, Florence Omagbemi alleged that Killers of the brother must be brought to book, adding that they may have used the ceiling into his to strangle him to death and appealed to the Police to ensure the killers are arrested and prosecuted

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