Woman 98, stabbed to death in Enugu

NSUKKA----------- A 98 year old childless woman has been stabbed to death at Ovoko Community in Igboeze South Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The decomposing body of the victim, whose name was given as Oyibo Ogidi, was discovered Tuesday morning at her Amafor residence in Ovoko, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State.

This was even as a 55-year-old man, whose name was as Joseph Ogbonna was equally murdered in his sleep in the same community in April last year.

The childless woman, according to family sources, was last seen on Friday last week, when she visited her ailing brother in the neighbourhood.

A son of the deceased's brother, Victor Onyeke, who confirmed this development told reporters said that the family got news of her death through one of her neighbours adding that the source having percieved some unpleasant odour from the deceased's residence, went close and discovered her dead body.

Onyeke further said it was later discovered that Ogidi was murdered by unknown persons, who stabbed her on the neck and covered her face with her clothe, before taking away her handset and other valuables. 

According to Onyeke, the attackers did not remove any part of her body apart from the deep cut in her neck.  

His words, "She lived alone in her apartment because she didn't bear any child. When we got the news of her death, we were shocked because she was not sick. We rushed to her residence only to discover that her decomposing body was already smelling.

"I discovered that her face was covered with cloth, but when I removed the cloth, I noticed that she was stabbed on the neck region and left to die in the pool of her own blood. It was such a shocking revelation.

"At that point, we rushed to the Igbo-Eze South Police Divisional headquarters to report the sudden but unnatural death. 

"After the inspection of her remains, the policemen who came with us confirmed that she was murdered and vowed to fish out the perpetrators.

"Her remains have been deposited at the Bishop Shanahan Mortuary in Nsukka metropolis."