2 arrested after woman missing for 2 weeks found dead in shallow grave

Posted by News Express | 5 September 2020 | 1,334 times

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Two weeks after a woman in Asaba was reported missing by her family, she was uncovered dead and buried in a shallow grave in her compound.

The discovery of the mutilated and decomposing remains of 36-year-old Joy Obiageli in her GRA Asaba residence shocked the neighbourhood.

Police have arrested the security guard of the compound and another neighbour in connection with Obiageli’s death

The guard, named as Sunday, was arrested while driving an Avalon identified as belonging to the deceased woman, and could give no satisfactory answer how it came into his possession.

Obiageli was reported missing by a relation on August 22.

Sunday Onekanse, Obiageli’s uncle, said he spoke with her two weeks before the incident to discuss plans for her forthcoming wedding.

“I called her about two weeks ago and she was talking about her wedding plans. After that I was unable to reach her. Then I alerted other members of our family to get to her house but all efforts were futile,” he said.

Obiageli’s security Sunday was arrested on August 26 in her Avalon on Summit Road after tips from concerned persons.

Investigation also revealed that the deceased had on several occasions reported her co-tenant, Nonso Ekene to the GRA Police Division, for threatening her life.

Police Deputy Commissioner Of Operations Faleye Olaleye said when police stopped Sunday for a search, “he could not certify the owner of the car, so he was arrested and handed over to the DPO in GRA.”

“He was questioned but he did not give any coherent answer to how he came in possession of the car and was subsequently detained.

“Shortly after, the brother to the deceased walked in to the station to complain that his sister has been missing for the last ten days. He then recognized and confirmed the vehicle to be for his missing sister.

“Then he was informed that a gentleman was arrested in possession of the vehicle after which he was obliged to see the man whom he identified as the security man of her residence.

He revealed that the security man did not confess to the crime until the 3rd September, when he led a team of policemen investigators to the compound where the body of the deceased was discovered in a shallow grave.

He disclosed that the Police has also arrested the co-tenant, Nonso for further interrogation on how the deceased was murdered and buried in the residence.

The police chief however stated that the intent for the murder of the deceased by both men has not yet been established as investigation is still ongoing. (Daily Trust)


Source: News Express

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