A 46 year old woman, identified as Celestina Mamah, from Udenu local Government Area of Enugu state, is said to have committed suicide by stabbing herself to death in a forest after testing positive to HIV from a nearby hospital.
Police in Enugu state has confirmed the incident.
It was gathered that the victim had left her home on Saturday the 28th of May, at about 6pm and headed to a forest near Ogwu rest house in Udenu local Government Area of Enugu state where she allegedly stabbed herself to death before the dead body was found the following day at about 11am.
Family members said that Celestina had earlier visited a nearby hospital where she was tested HIV and was subsequently counseled but that she refused to be consoled.
“But we didn’t know that she has decided to take her live because of that.”
Meanwhile, the police public relations officer, Ebere Amaraizu has said that the command has commenced investigations into the alleged incidence, as the dead body of the deceased has been deposited in a hospital Mortuary. [myad]