The body of an elderly woman was found outside her family compound in Rumuohalu, in the Obio / Akpor local government area of Rivers State, after she was declared missing.
It was learned that the body of the deceased was found hanging from the water tank in the compound with a wrap around her neck in the early hours of Wednesday.
The woman’s niece, Florence Ohondam, told reporters in Port Harcourt that her aunt’s lifeless body was found after she was declared missing.
She said: “I woke up this morning and asked my children to come call Mom from the room where she used to sleep. The children went and looked for her in the room. She was not there. So, I asked them to find her.
“My house helper, Chinonso, later told me that he saw Mom in the water, that Mom tied a rope in the water. We thought maybe he was taking a cold shower early that morning.
“We all ran out and saw her. She hanged herself. I was carrying two of my kitchen chairs and a flashlight. We even saw excrement on the ground. He had been living with me for a long time, ”said the woman.