A man who was wanted by the police for allegedly defiling a minor in Lwala Kadera Village, Migori County has committed suicide.
52-year-old Fredrick Ojuok Ogolla reportedly took his own life a day after a warrant of arrest was issued against him. His body was found dangling from a rope tied to a tree within Ranen forest in Awendo sub-county on Sunday afternoon after he went missing two days ago.
Confirming the incidence, Area Assistant Chief Kennedy Otieno said they were yet to establish why the suspect committed suicide. However, they believe it was due to the impending arrest and defilement case against him.
The administrator said a warrant of arrest was issued against the suspect last week, adding they were hot on his trail.
The minor’s mother reported that her daughter was forced into the act on Thursday last week.
The Chief said the deceased’s was moved to Migori Level Four Hospital mortuary pending investigations.