… Woman raped before murder
The remains of Mr and Mrs Joseph Onya, who were found dead in their farmland located at Ameta Afikpo have been led to rest in their home town, Amuzu Nkpoghoro, Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The couple went to farm last Thursday but could not return; unfortunately, their lifeless bodies were discovered lying in their farmland.
Tears rolled down people’s cheek uncontrollably, as the murdered couple were being lowered to their grave.
According to the information made available to AJM NEWS by Hon. Christian Inya Agha, Management Committee Member (member 1) In-Charge of Education and Social Welfare, Afikpo-North East Development Center, Afikpo-North LGA, Ebonyi State, who is also a member of the bereaved family; “the late couple went to farm on Thursday, 8 October, 2020, but never came back.
On Friday morning, the family members decided to search for the couple with the assistance of their first son.
“On getting to the farm, we discovered to our chargrin the lifeless bodies of both the husband and the wife carefully dropped in their farm hut, with light bruises on their bodies.
“We, the family members and the DPO then took the dead bodies to Mater Hospital, Afikpo for examinations, where the doctor confirmed that the couple were murdered, adding that the woman was raped severely before murdering her”.
Hon. Christian Inya Agha also noted that the killers left an axe in the farmland, probably used to hack life out of the couple.
Hon. Christian Inya revealed that investigations carried out at the moment have not been able to unravel the cause of the killing or those behind the wicked act, though some people have linked it to herdsmen who live around the area.