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Police investigate death of corps member

By Evelyn Usman & Nnenna Nwezi
Operatives at the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti Yaba, Lagos,  have begun investigation into the death of a Youth Corp member whose lifeless body was at the weekend found dangling from a ceiling fan of an apartment in Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

The deceased, Angela Hammed, was until the  incident serving in Ekiti State.

Twenty-seven-year-old Angela, who was from the eastern part of the country, was said to have had her court marriage only two weeks ago.

She was reportedly on a visit to her husband’s  house at number 2, Surulere Street, Abule-Egba but met his absence, as the later had travelled out of Lagos for a relation’s naming ceremony

However, on his return on Sunday, her husband, Hammed Seun, who hails from Auchi in Edo State, was greeted with a large crowd of sympathisers who later informed him of the incident.

Although there was no suicide note to indicate the cause of the late Angela’s action but reliable family sources said it could not have been unconnected with her in-law’s rejection of the marriage.

It was gathered that Hammed’s family kicked against the union on the ground that Angela was not of the same religion with them. Undaunted by their  resolve, the love birds were said to have had a quiet registry marriage two weeks ago.

Contacted on phone,  Seun confirmed the possible cause, saying: “They have killed my love. They would not allow us to get married because she was a Christian. Now, the only lady that has brought light into my life since my five years of knowing her is gone.”

I have been discussing with her on phone until on  Sunday when her phone kept ringing without response . I became apprehensive and had to send somebody to the house. To my shock when I arrived that same day, I was greeted with an unbelievable welcome news. There can never be anybody like Angela”, he stated.

The corpse according to the command’s spokesman, Mr Frank Mba , had been removed by operatives from Panti and deposited at the mortuary.


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