In Enugu: Hoodlums stab a 98-yr-old woman to death

In Enugu: Hoodlums stab a 98-yr-old woman to death
Charles Nwoke, Enugu, Nigeria
February 11, 2021 

A putrefying body of a 98-year-old woman simply identified as Oyibo Ogidi, was on Tuesday morning discovered at her Amafor premises in Ovoko, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area Council of Enugu State.

The childless old widow, according to family sources, was seen for the last time on Friday when she visited her ailing brother in the neighborhood.

Victor Onyeke, the deceased’s brother’s son, who confirmed this ugly situation to newsmen said the family got the news of her demise through a community source who, having perceived an unpleasant odor from the deceased’s compound, went close and found her dead.

Onyeke further revealed that the hooligans, after stabbing her to death on the neck, covered her face with her clothing, before carting away with her handset and other valuables. He further stated that apart from the deep cut in her neck, all her body parts were intact.

He explained that “She lived alone in her apartment because she didn’t bear any child. When we got the news of her death, we were shocked because she was not sick. We rushed to her residence only to discover that her decomposing body was already smelling.

“I discovered that her face was covered with clothing, however, when I uncovered her, I noticed that she was stabbed on the neck region and left to die in the pool of her blood. It was such a shocking revelation.

“At that point, we rushed to the Igbo-Eze South Police Division to make our report about her death.

“After the inspection of her remains, the policemen who came with us confirmed that she was murdered and vowed to fish out the perpetrators.

“Her remains have been deposited at the Bishop Shanahan Mortuary in Nsukka metropolis,” he added.

Meanwhile, some members of the community who spoke to newsmen on the condition of anonymity expressed serious worry over incessant cases of murder in the rustic community. They recalled how a 55-year-old man, identified as Joseph Ogbonna was brutally murdered, April last year, in his sleep in the same community.

The residents, therefore, called on both state and local governments to come to their rescue and restore absolute sanity and total tranquility to the community.