Businessman Slices His Throat Over Positive HIV Result

A Nnewi-based businessman, Ihejirika, committed suicide when his HIV test result he undertook at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, came positive.

When late Ihejirika found out on Tuesday, June 10, that he was a HIV-positive, he cried and subsequently cut off his throat with a sharp kitchen knife, slumped and died immediately.

It was gathered that Ihejirika’s relatives came to visit him at hospital, but when they didn’t find him on his hospital bed they raised the alarm. The body of Ihejirika was discovered at the back of the central pharmacy of the hospital, lying dead in a pool of his blood, with a sharp kitchen knife in his right hand.

The deceased was the only son of his parents residing at Otolo Nnewi in Anambra State from where he was admitted to the hospital. He was said to be doing well in his motorcycle spare parts business and was from Abo Mbaise, in Imo State.

Ihejirika’s wife and his neighbors in Otolo Nnewi refused to make any comments on the matter.

At the Central police station in Nnewi, the police also refused to talk but advised to visit the police headquarters in Awka, where the PPRO, Mr Emeka Chukwuemeka, (DSP) said the report had not reached them.

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