Octogenarian jumps from 3-storey die in Anambra

Octogenarian jumps from 3-storey die in Anambra

Woman, 85, Ilione Victoria, allegedly jumped from the third floor of a four-story building and died in the Awada area of Anambra State.

Mrs. Ilione took the dive from the balcony of the apartment where she stayed with her daughter and died on the spots.

A source alleged that the woman had mental challenges being the reason her daughter kept her in her place before the incident.

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Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Haruna Mohammed, said that before the arrival of the police to the scene, her daughter reportedly took the body away to an unknown destination.

Mohammed said: “At about 5:20 pm of yesterday, there was a distress call at Awada Police Station that Ilione Victoria, 85, allegedly jumped to her death from the balcony of an apartment on the 3rd floor in a four-story building where she stayed with her daughter at 18 Ilodibe Street, Awada.

“The octogenarian was reported to be having some mental challenges. Her movement was restricted and was at home with her care giver, Judith Amumuche, 32, at the time of the alleged incident.

“However, before the arrival of the police to the scene, Ikediaso Benedicta, of 3-3 Housing Estate, Onitsha, who is said to be the victim’s daughter, reportedly took the body away to an unknown destination but bloodstains were observed at the scene.

“The caregiver and other witnesses at the scene are helping police investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident. Consequently, the Commissioner of Police Mr. John Abang enjoined the public especially those taking care of the aged to be extra careful when handling such persons in order to avert similar ugly incidents.

About the Author
Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.

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