Pandemonium broke out in Rumuosi Community, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State after the discovery of the body of a young lady, Charity Ohaka in the Well.
Charity Ohaka, who hailed from Okporoworo community in Ogbakiri clan of Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State was found in the well in Rumuosi four days after she was declared missing.
Some members of the Community had insinuated that Charity was kidnapped before her dead body was discovered yesterday, Sunday, 24 November, 2019.
A member of the Community, Goodnews told newsmen that,
“Those who were fetching water from the well complained of seeing fleshy particles in the water and that it is oily.
“We followed stinks that emitted from the well and decided to drain it only to find the body of Charity in the well.”
It was also discovered that her ceiling was broken, breeding another round of suspicion that it was the channel her killers passed through to get into her apartment.
An eyewitness, who spoke with our correspondent but begged not to be mentioned, said Charity’s corpse was found at the bottom of a nearby well.
“Charity (Ohaka), who used to collect daily contributions from traders popularly known as Akawo around here, has since last week Thursday been missing. We heard earlier that she was kidnapped.
“She is an Ikwerre indigene from Ogbakiri; we heard that her apartment was broken into by her abductors and killers.
“After people started complaining about the stench from the well, we informed the local vigilante group and other community members that invited a local Hausa man, who dived into the well to investigate; lo and behold, the body of the missing lady was found at the bottom tied with a heavy block.”
Another eyewitness, who only identified himself as Prince, said some angry youths immediately went on a rampage, looting shops, damaging vehicles and attacking and robbing residents and passers-by of their valuables when they heard about the ugly incident.
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“Some angry youths, we believe to be from Ogbakiri in the area, started destroying people’s properties at Rumuosi junction, damaging cars, looting shops and supermarkets. People were running helter-skelter on Sunday evening as they were scared of being robbed or injured by the youths.”
Also, the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Evelyn Ohaka, has called on the government to give her justice, adding that Charity, her first daughter must not die in vain.
“I want the government to find my daughter’s killers. She was my first daughter. She was born on November 5, 1985. I am not happy. The government should go to the house my daughter was living and arrest everybody there. They must find my daughter’s killers,” she lamented.
Our correspondents gathered that Charity’s neighbours had fled their home to avoid being arrested by the police.
When contacted, the Rivers State Police Spokesman, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, adding that two persons have been arrested in connection to Charity’s gruesome murder.
Omoni disclosed that the police had intervened in the matter and restored peace in the area.
He added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Mustapha Dandaura, had ordered an investigation into the matter.
“The police have taken over the matter and peace has been restored in the area. The Commissioner of Police in the state has ordered an investigation into the matter with a view to apprehending the culprits and bring them to book,” Omoni said.
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