49 year-old Chief Consultant Gynecologist and Managing Director of Hope Medical Center Benin City, Dr John Abode’s death which was once ruled as homicide, has been pass off as suicide.
He was found dead in his wardrobe last Tuesday.
A top security source said that the deceased who was said to have attempted suicide on several occasions, but was stopped by the widow, injected himself with a yet-to-be disclosed substance before heading to his wardrobe where he hanged himself with his belt.
However, on the day the sad incident occurred, the wife attended a church service where she later called their 10-year-old son to inform the father that she wanted to speak with him.
The source said, “It was at that point that the boy searched the house and discovered the deceased body in the wardrobe.”
The wife rushed down to their residence and it was in an attempt to see if she could revive the husband that she moved the body out of the wardrobe.
The wife had earlier informed the deceased’s family about the attempted suicide in the past by their son, which made the widow to be deeply involved in church activities to intercede for the husband in prayers.
Apparently, his wife had noticed some erratic behaviour and suicidal attempts as well. But the family members arent buying it and are suspecting foul play, as autopsy results so far indicated that the deceased died as a result of cessation, mostly caused by suicide.
However, the family of the deceased called for another autopsy which is being conducted in Lagos.