Nigeria: headless body found in Delta State

Sometimes one gets the impression that a lifeless human body does not get the respect it should get. At least, that’s what I thought when reading the news below. The fact that it concerned a suspected mad man – as mentioned by the newspaper, even in its headline – is totally irrelevant (webmaster FVDK).

Headless body of suspected mad man found in Delta

Published: February 8, 2020
By: The Sun – Paul Osuyi, Asaba 

A headless body was found on Saturday along the popular Nnebisi Road in Asaba, Delta State capital.

The discovery of the unidentified headless corpse caused consternation among residents of the area.

Those who thronged to the scene to catch a glimpse of the gory dismembered corpse could not identify the deceased.

A local source who volunteered information to Daily Sun hinted that the deceased was sighted on the ground struggling to breathe the previous day, apparently after getting intoxicated.

“We saw the man around 11:00 pm Friday night still on the floor with all parts of his body intact,” the witness said.

“But we were surprised to see the man this morning without his head and some vital organs.”

Public Relation Officer of the Delta State Police Command DSP Onome Onowvakpoyeya confirmed the incident.

She said an investigation has already begun to apprehend those behind the suspected ritual murder.

Onowvakpoyeya noted that the deceased was said to be insane but wondered how his head and other vital organs were removed.

“We are aware that parts of his body were missing when he was found,” the police spokeswoman said.

Source: Headless body of suspected mad man found in Delta

Ritual killing: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State (Nigeria) presents N6m to victim’s family

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State 

Published: June 28, 2019
By: Paul Osuyi, Asaba

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State yesterday in Asaba, the capital of the state, restated the commitment of his administration to tackle security challenges in the state.

The governor restated the commitment when he presented a cheque of N6million to the family of late Miss Elozino Ogege, a 300-level first class student of Mass Communication of the state university in Abraka.

The 22-year-girl was gruesomely murdered last November by suspected ritualists, otherwise known as Yahoo Plus Boys, who removed her vital organs.

Four of the suspects arrested in connection with the alleged murder are now facing trial at the state High Court.

Speaking while presenting the cheque, Okowa, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, David Edevwie, vowed that the perpetrators of the heinous crime would not go unpunished.

He decried the incidents that led to her murder, and assured that no stone would be left unturned in ensuring that the perpetuators were brought to justice.

“What happened to late Miss Elozino Ogege last year is so unfortunate and heartbreaking, which tells us that all is not well in our society. This is why we are doing everything possible, as a government, to improve security in the state and ensure that security challenges are effectively tackled,” he stressed.

The governor commiserated with the family of the deceased, and assured them of government’s support.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Mrs. Elizabeth Ogege and Rt. Rev. John Aruakpor, Bishop, Diocese of Oleh, Anglican Communion, thanked Okowa for the compassion showed to the family, and called on government to put more initiatives in place to tackle insecurity in the state.

Source: Ritual killing: Okowa presents N6m to victim’s family

Delta State, Nigeria