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Hospital worker commits suicide at work after all-night prayer organized by hospital owner

By Peter Okutu

ABAKALIKI—A health attendant with a private hospital (name withheld) in  Abakaliki metropolis, in Ebonyi State, Mrs. Nnenna Usulor, allegedly committed suicide in the hospital, yesterday.

She was alleged to have stabbed herself to death after an all night prayers organised by the owner of the hospital.

According to a source, immediately the prayers ended and everybody left, the deceased slept in the hospital because of the distance to her house from the hospital.

The source noted that there was an alarm in the hospital when a staff saw her in a pool of blood, lifeless.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Jude Madu, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation into the matter had commenced.

He said: “Police are still investigating the case. From the look of things, it is not easy for any policeman to conclude that the case was a suicide case; it is not.

“Information I got was that the position of the knife was not common with suicide. If somebody wants to kill himself, the stab should be on the abdomen not on the neck. So it is difficult for us to believe it was suicide.”



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