RIVERS, Nigeria – Mrs Evelyn Ohaka is demanding for justice from the security agencies and government for the brutal murder of her daughter Charity Ohaka in Rumuosi Community Obio-Akpor local government area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, though police officers have arrested the victim’s boyfriend and her neighbor.
The 34-year-old money lender popularly known as “Akawo” was killed hands, legs tied a block also tied around her waist and dumped in a well in Rumuosi community.
The traumatized mother of the deceased, Mrs Evelyn Ohaka is demanding for justice from the security agencies and government. She lamented that the late Charity Ohaka, was her first daughter. She noted that the compound where her daughter was killed had with her hands and legs tied with a block also tied around her waist before she was dumped inside a well is about seven metres away from the office of local vigilance group, also known as OSPAC, Security, Planning and Advisory Committee (OSPAC) in Community.
She, however, added that the family will leave investigations in the hands of government and security agencies.
Late Miss Ohaka, from Okporowo Ogbakiri in Emuoha local government area of Rivers State who lives in Rumuosi was reportedly kidnapped from her one room apartment, until her fast decomposing body was discovered in a well on Sunday.
People drawing water from the well had noticed the foul odour as well as the fact that the water being taken out contained some oily substances. Out of suspicion, some residents of area contacted the local vigilance group who informed the Police.
With the efforts of the local vigilance groups and other volunteers, the fast decomposing body of a lady later identified as late Ohaka was recovered from the well with supervision of the Police.
According to an eyewitness, the assailants broke into her apartment through the ceilings, she was killed, tied hands and legs with heavy block around her waist and thrown into the well close to her house.
Meanwhile, the police has reportedly arrested four persons including the deceased’s boyfriend and a neighbour, in connection with the murder.
Mr. Ahinike Akanni, the Chairman, Rumuosi Community Development Committee, CDC, assured that the community will work with the Police to ensure that those behind the killing of the lady are fished out and brought to justice. He also confirmed that as at yesterday, two persons had been arrested.
“So far, the occupants of the compound where she lived have deserted the place. However, the Police have arrested two men. One of them was her boyfriend and a neighbour. The house and well have been cordoned off by the Police as accident scenes”