HUSBAND CALLS FOR JUSTICE, EXPLAINS BARBARIC WAY DEAF AND DUMB MURDERED AND CUT OFF HEAD AND HANDS OF HIS WIFE IN RIVERS COMMUNITY
Chief JOSHUA NZE, an indigene of Omoku Town, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) in Rivers State, South South, Nigeria, whose wife was murdered, with her head and two hands cut off by one CHINEDU OKORO, a thirty six (36) year-old deaf and dumb man, is now calling for justice.
Chief NZE told Brave Views in an interview at Omoku on Monday that his 40 year-old late wife, with two children was murdered in a most barbaric manner, making him heartbroken.
He called on the government and other relevant authorities to ensure the deaf and dumb pays with his life for the crime.
He explained that he and his wife had gone to the farm in a creek across the Orashi River, popularly called plantation, belonging to Omoku communities.
He noted that at about 10am on the said date, he had asked his wife, a native of Oguta community in Imo State to return home (Omoku main town) while he put finishing touches on the things they had cultivated, when the suspect appeared and greeted him.
He added that as soon as his wife left, the 36 year-old deaf and dumb man, CHINEDU OKORO immediately left too. He had to follow him quietly behind and when he got to a place called Odoni, he saw him slaughtering his wife.
According to Chief JOSHUA NZE, he had to rush closer and shouted in shock at the young man, asking why he was slaughtering his wife but that at sighting him, the deaf and dumb also attempted to attack him with the aim to kill him also, so that he would not go home to tell people what he had done.
He said he was lucky to escape the scene and that when he got home, he told the people what happened, leading to the arrest of the deaf and dumb by the operatives of a local security outfit in the area known as ONELGA SECURITY, PEACE and ADVISORY COUNCIL (OSPAC).
Also speaking to our correspondent in an interview, OSPAC Secretary, EMEKA AGBABRE corroborated the explanation of the husband of the deceased.
The OSPAC Secretary added that upon interrogation, the deaf and dumb led them back to the forest, where he hid the amputated hands and head of the woman, wrapped in a nylon, close to a pond.
AGBABRE said their investigation revealed that it was not the first time the suspect committed similar crime.
The suspect was handed over to the Omoku Division of the Nigeria Police Monday afternoon, January 17, 2022 for further investigations.
On what could be the reason the suspect killed the woman, some persons in Omoku communities told Brave Views that the woman was indebted to the deaf and dumb for a long time now and refused to clear the debt, after several times he demanded to be paid.
They said the woman bought a substance suspected to be kerosene from the deaf and dumb.