A serving policeman attached to Ebonyi state’s police command, Mr Donatus Oyibe, yesterday afternoon reportedly committed suicide.
According to Daily Sun, the incident happened at Ukwuakpu axis of Abakaliki capital.
Oyibe, who is a native of Ndegu Ishieke in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state reportedly jumped inside a deep well when he went to fetch water.
According to sources close to the deceased, this might be connected with his recent transfer to Borno State. The deceased was reportedly displeased after his posting letter was released on August 28.
The deceased’s daughter, Ukamaka, narrated that her late father went to fetch water from the well but could not be seen for several hours. His unknown whereabouts caused suspicion and tension which led to his search.
His daughtee added that when they got to the water well, his bucket was found and they looked inside the well only to discover that he has died.
“He went to fetch water from our well on Sunday night but could not come back after some time that created suspicion and we started looking for him. I went to the well and saw his bucket. When I looked inside the well, I discovered that he has died” she narrated.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Loveth Ogah, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, when contacted, said she wasn’t aware of the incident.