Co-wife to the deceased discovered her lifeless body while sweeping the compound early in the morning and immediately alerted neighbours, who came and saw all Ogwuche’s personal effects scattered in both the inner and the sitting rooms.
Family sources, who told DAILY POST that the septuagenarian had two days earlier been handed monetary collections of the local thrift society, narrated that her savings boxes were broken, clothes’ boxes opened and scattered, with the money and other valuables contained therein carted away.
Meanwhile, members of the community are suspecting that a hardened criminal in his twenties must have carried out the act. He is said to have been convicted for a burglary case in Ipole Ugbugbu and sent to Otukpo Prison where he was until last year when he was granted bail.
A family source told DAILY POST that the suspect “was seen in the village by different persons in secret places of his hideout before the incident. And he was also sighted on a bike while sneaking out of the community early hours of the day the incident happened.”
Our correspondent gathered that the family has already contacted the Nigeria Police Force-Complaint Response Unit, NPF-CRU, which promptly replied that “Your complaint is hereby acknowledged and investigation has been initiated” and issued a tracking number for the case.
Speaking with DAILY POST over the death, the deceased’s son, Anthony Igoche, a staff of Federal Air Port Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, said, ” Mama was a peacemaker. She had no problem with anybody in the community. She had never for once stopped me from helping people from my community. Each time I traveled home, mum would encourage me to welcome our people to the house and we merry together, so I wonder who could have done this to us.”
Also speaking, a family member, Engr. Mayas Adoyi lamented, ” She was a noble woman,a royal blood, an evangelist, indeed a missionary of sort. Mama was the community peacemaker. All disputes were resolved before her. She was kind to a fault.”It is painful that she went to bed bidding everyone good night. It was to be her last night on earth. The terror sneaked into her room and tortured her to death. They tortured our Mama ! Who? Who has brought darkness to my village? I can’t see clearly now. Cloud has filled my eyes.
“Mama Edugwu-Ogwuche Igoche was a great Aunt. So strong, so charismatic,” Mayas, a Deputy Director said.
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