UGHELLI—A female banker (names withheld) attached to one of the new generation banks (name withheld) along Market Road, Ughelli, Delta State, reportedly committed suicide over her husband’s infidelity.
The banker, aged 32, and mother of two, was founded dead at her Iwhrekpokpor Road residence in Ughelli.
Sources in the area said her husband had brought home his mistress to stay with them.
According to a neighbour, who spoke on condition of anonymity, “an empty can of an insecticide and a bottle of soft drink was found by her lifeless body, which was discovered in the house.”
Confirming the incident, a senior Police officer attached to the Ughelli ‘B’ Division Police Station, Agbarha-Otor, explained that her corpse has since been deposited at the morgue of a private mortuary.
The source said: “We believe she returned home from work on that fateful day and ingested the mixture, but investigations into the matter are still ongoing.”
Also in Ughelli, there was pandemonium at Ughelli Main Market, Saturday morning, as a cow being led to the slaughter slab got loose from its handlers, injuring scores of persons in the area.
A group of herdsmen were leading the cow from a cowshed at Awhinawhin area to an abbatoir at Oghenevweta Street, when the cow went berserk, running into passers-by.
Recounting his ordeal, a commercial motorcycle operator, popularly known as Okada, said he narrowly missed being gored by the angered beast.
The Okada rider, Davies Ejor, told newsmen: “It attempted to use its horns on me.
“I was lucky to have narrowly missed being gored. But I sustained injuries.”
However, the situation was brought under control when the angry beast was brought to its knees by its handlers, who were able to restrain it at the end of Ojokor Street.