Investigations Launched As Murder Convict Commit Suicide In Abuja Prison

It has been reported that a death row inmate, Obinna Echianu, has committed suicide inside the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja.

According to reports, Echianu, who was convicted for the murder of an Uber driver, Inalegwu Ali, in Abuja last year, hanged himself with his clothes in the prison toilet on Friday.

It was learnt that his body was found by other inmates, who wanted to use the toilet.

It was reportedly disclosed that, “The inmate hanged himself with his clothes while other inmates were sleeping on Friday night. They woke up Saturday morning to find his body dangling in the toilet. Investigations are ongoing, but there is no sign or suspicion of foul play or culpable homicide. His case was on appeal and nobody knew what the outcome would have been.”

Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Nigeria Correctional Service, Federal Capital Territory Command, Humphrey Chukwuedo, has reportedly confirmed the incident on Monday, saying an investigation had been launched.

According to him, “The body has been taken to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.”

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