The husband of a lady who is believed to have committed suicide in Benin was arrested, and Edo State police have given an explanation for their decision.
It is purported that on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, Toluige Olokoobi Babalola, the woman featured in the viral video “Mummy Calm Down,” killed herself by hanging herself at their Garick Layout apartment in Ekhuan, Benin City.
The deceased’s husband had previously reported the case to the Evbuotubu authorities Station the same day the crime occurred, and he was later taken into custody by the authorities.
Chidi Nwabuzor, the spokesperson for the Edo State Police Command, gave an explanation for the arrest, stating that the deceased man’s husband, Lawal, had told the police that he had returned from the market that day, found his son crying, and when he had forced the door open, he had discovered his wife on a rope fastened to the ceiling.
Nwabuzor said, “The husband said himself and some neighbours rushed her to the hospital where she was confirmed dead.
“The DPO and the man went to the house and recovered the rope and alleged suicide note written by the deceased wife.
“The DPO moved the suspect to the hospital to check the body of the deceased to see if there was any mark of violence, and with due diligence, there was no mark of violence on her body.
“But there are issues surrounding the alleged suicide. The husband claims that the neighbours came upon his outcry and helped him to bring down the woman from the rope.
However, contrary to Lawal’s claim, the neighbours said they didn’t support him in bringing the deceased down from the ceiling.
“No, we didn’t know anything about losing the woman from the rope. When we came we met you lying on her crying,” the neighbours said according to the police.
According to Nwabuzor, Muhammad Dankwara, the Commissioner of Police (CP), ordered an investigation because the police report revealed that the dead had no signs of violence.