85 year old woman, Ilione Victoria has died after she allegedly jumped from the balcony of an apartment on the 3rd floor of a four storey building where she stayed with her daughter.
The incident which took place at about 5.20pm on Tuesday occurred at No 18 Ilodibe Street, Awada.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police command, SP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday in Awka, the octogenarian reported to be having some mental challenges had her movement restricted and was at home with her care giver, one Judith Amumuche, 32, at the time of the incident.
“However, before the arrival of the police to the scene, one Ikediaso Benedicta ‘f’ of 3-3 Housing Estate, Onitsha, who is said to be the victim’s daughter reportedly took the copse away to an unknown destination but blood stains were observed at the scene.
“The care giver and other witnesses at the scene are helping police investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang,fdc 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 please”, Mohammed said.
Photo: The remains of the Cotogenarian who jumped from 3rd floor of a four storey building at Awada.
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