Tongues are currently wagging in Ibusa community, Oshimili north local government area of Delta State following the death of a 23-year- old undergraduate of the state- owned university.
The victim, Josephine Igbokwe, it was reliably gathered, had gone to visit her boyfriend in the same community when she was mysteriously hacked to death by unidentified gunmen.
It was further gathered that the victim had passed the night with her boyfriend, Nnamdi Okolie, last Friday and on the following morning was on her way home to her parents’ house when she was allegedly attacked by suspected ritualists who removed a vital part of her body.
Sources said that the parents of the victim was not informed early enough of the incident as the boyfriend allegedly took the corpse to the state -owned mortuary claiming she was sick and died.
But this was not to be when during nightfall, the victim was yet to return home. Confirming the incident, police public relations officer in the state, Mrs Celestina Kalu, said the police acted on a tip off when the incident was reported at the Ibusa police division and the police swung into action to confront the boyfriend who could not give details of her whereabouts.
She said that the boy was arrested and upon interrogation, confessed that the girl was hacked to death on her way home by unidentified ritualists who removed vital parts of her body. While saying that investigation was ongoing, Kalu said that the suspect was currently helping the police in its investigation and would be charged to court when investigation was completed.
In a related development, the police in Onitsha, Anambra State at the weekend arrested a man identified as Chukwudi Eugene, for allegedly stealing a six- month- old male child at Ose-Okwudu market in the area.
Confirming the incident, the divisional police officer,central police station, Onitsha, Mr Isah Abubakar, said the suspect was arrested around Abuja motor park when vigilante group members intercepted him with the baby.