By Evelyn Usman & Nnenna Nwezi
Operatives at the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti Yaba, Lagos,Â 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 theÂ 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 husbandâ€™sÂ house at number 2, Surulere Street, Abule-Egba but met his absence, as the later had travelled out of Lagos for a relationâ€™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 Angelaâ€™s action but reliable family sources said it could not have been unconnected with her in-lawâ€™s rejection of the marriage.
It was gathered that Hammedâ€™s family kicked against the union on the ground that Angela was not of the same religion with them. Undaunted by theirÂ resolve, the love birds were said to have had a quiet registry marriage two weeks ago.
Contacted on phone,Â Seun confirmed the possible cause, saying: â€œThey 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.â€
I have been discussing with her on phone until onÂ 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 Angelaâ€, he stated.
The corpse according to the commandâ€™s spokesman, Mr Frank Mba , had been removed by operatives from Panti and deposited at the mortuary.