Couple found dead in Ebonyi farmland; evil herdsmen fingered

Posted by News Express | 10 October 2020 | 1,160 times

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•Ebonyi PPRO, DSP, Loveth Odah

 

By CHARLES IWUOHA

Unidentified persons in the early hours of Friday killed a man and his wife.

The couple (names withheld), hailed from Amuzu Nkpogoro Community in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State were discovered on a farmland.

Some members of the community had alleged that the perpetrators were Fulani herdsmen.

A source in the community told News Express: “Information shows that a couple from Amuzu Nkpogoro, Afikpo North LGA went to farm yesterday and did not come back. A search party was launched by youths of the community.

“This morning their dead bodies were found, packed together on a farmland. Some alleged that the evil was perpetrated by herders, while police in the area has commenced investigation into the matter.

“The corpses of the victims are already decomposing. The youths of the area that went in search of the couple are now at the Police Division, Afikpo North waiting for the DPO who went to Area Command to get clearance for the burial of the victim.”

When Contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Loveth Odah, stated that the Command was yet to be notified about the development.

“Murder cases are not what you delay. It could be it happened this morning and the DPO is gathering information to send to the Command.”

Report reaching News Express has it that youths of the affected community have besieged presently the Police Division, Afikpo North LGA over the murder of the couple.


Source: News Express

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