The residents of Usar community in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State were left in shock yesterday after a woman, who preparing to get married, allegedly took her own life.
Joy Ngufan Iorzaa was preparing to marry her fiance, Aondover Auva Shande and preparations were underway until they were cut short by her death.
On discovering her body in a forest, the news spread around the committee and the widespread belief was that she was murdered. However, details came to light after investigation and it was revealed that she and her fiance had been found to be HIV positive.
LEADERSHIP Friday understands that Iorzaa was alleged to have committed suicide in a forest, while kneeling; a position which prompted many to conclude that she must have been killed by unknown persons, before her lifeless body was hung a tree.
Confusion rapidly turned into controversy, when the family of the deceased and some members of the community demanded immediate explanation from her fiancé, Shande.
After the corpse had been discovered, it was gathered that Iorzaa must have committed suicide after medical tests proved that both she and Shande had tested positive to a HIV/AIDS test.
The police public relations officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police Daniel Ezeala, who confirmed the incident yesterday, said that “no arrest has been made but the matter is with the command and investigation into the case is on-going”
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