Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba
In what could be a novel case of occult murder in the quiet community of Ekpan in Delta State, a corpse has allegedly been found in woman’s room in the town.
The remains of a man was said to have been kept by the woman in an “inner room” in her house in Ekpan for more than three months before information on the strange development leaked.
The corpse was believed to be that of a commercial motorcyclist, better known as “Okada-man”, who was said to have been missing from the locality since January this year.
Members of a vigilance group in Ekpan reportedly swung into action following the alleged shocking discovery by promptly reporting the matter at the police station in the area.
They told the police they suspected foul play in the disappearance and death of the man which indicted the woman since the inexplicable discovery of the corpse in her room.
The Delta State Police Command disclosed this yesterday in Asaba, the state capital, saying the suspect had been arrested and was helping the police in their investigation.
Confirming the incident, the state police command spokeswoman, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, disclosed that the incident was reported by the vigilance group close to midnight on April 14, 2016.
The vigilance group “led by one Udoro Odiri of 231, Eku-Sapele Road, Eku, reported at the station that the group received an information that a corpse was in one Beatrice Idoro’s apartment at No. 8, Irifere Eku.”
The group also alleged “that the corpse was that of a deceased okada-man named Oghenerho, (but with) surname and age unknown”, claiming that “the deceased was killed by the said Beatrice Idoro since January 5, 2016 and the corpse is kept in her inner room.”
Based on the information, police detectives stormed the scene (house), Kalu said, adding that “the information alleged was confirmed.”
Meanwhile, she said that “two suspects have been arrested while preliminary investigation is in progress.”