Lawyer Arrested In Auchi Over Wife’s Suicide

police-logoA lawyer John Oghie Atogwe is being detained by the police in Auchi, Estako West Local Government Area of Edo State, over the mysterious death of his wife.

The wife was found dangling by the window in what seemed a suicide at their Ayogwiri residence.
Police sources confirmed to The Nation that they were holding the lawyer pending the outcome of an autopsy conducted on the deceased.
The police source said it was the lawyer that reported the death of his wife but he was promptly detained.
It was learnt that the deceased, a school teacher was Atogwe’s second wife, who had two children from previous marriage.
Atogwe was a councillor in Estako West Local Government.


  1. This is an archaic and embarrassing way of investigation. Why detain a lawyer for reporting a matter? What remedy avails him if in the end he is innocent? Why not investigate before arrest rather arrest before investigation?