Widow butchered in Delta community, suspect nabbed


PALPABLE tension has continued to mount in Oki-Agbor community in Delta State following the gruesome murder of a 48-year-old widow, Mrs. Nkemelem Dorothy Onahor, by suspected assassins.

Though the police in Agbor have arrested the prime suspect identified as Christian (surname withheld) and two other persons, the killing of the widow has continued to create ripples within the Agbor community and its environs.
Police image maker in the state, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, who spoke with journalists in Asaba on Tuesday, said the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigation, adding that more arrests would be made.
A source at the Oki community, Mr. John Ogbeide, said late Mrs. Onahor was on her way to Oke community to attend a burial ceremony in her late husband’s family compound when the suspected assassins attacked and took her life.
It was gathered that the prime suspect (Christian) had waited for two days at particular spot for the victim, knowing that she would be attending a burial ceremony and attacked her with machetes.
Christian had earlier smashed her car windscreen, forcing the woman to alight from her car to ask for the reason for the aggressive act.
It was further gathered that the prime suspect and the late husband of the woman hailed from the same Oki community and were friends.
Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, said the suspect, after dismembering the victim, assembled her parts into the booth of her Camry Car.
Kalu pointed out that it was at the point of driving the car away from the crime scene that the suspect was stopped for interrogation by motorcyclists operating within the area.
Sources explained that after questioning, the motorcyclists saw parts of the body of the woman in the booth and handed the suspect over to the police.
Meanwhile, angry youths in Oki community on Monday assembled at Chirstian’s house where they allegedly set his belongings ablaze.



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