It was gathered that the victim’s wife left him on February 25, 2020, following a quarrel.
The victim left a suicide note, the content of which had not been made public by the police as of press time.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident to Southern City News on Thursday, saying it was reported at the Awada Police Station.
Mohammed stated, “There was a report at the Awada Police Station that the decomposing body of one Samuel Nweke, aged about 47, was discovered in his apartment at No. 5 Chief Nwankwo Street, Awada, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
“Following the report, police detectives attached to the Awada Division visited the scene, cordoned off the area and photographed the victim after he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
“No marks of violence were seen on the victim’s body, but what appears like a suicide note was discovered beside the body of the deceased. The corpse was evacuated by the victim’s relatives.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased had an altercation with his wife and that made her to leave her matrimonial home on February 25, leaving the husband alone in the house.”
Mohammed said the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, had ordered a discreet investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.