A sober environment engulfed the Authorities Reservation Space in Asaba, Delta State, on Friday, September four, as individuals gathered to witness the exhumation of the decomposing physique of 36-year-old Obiageli Onekanse.
The thriller surrounding her disappearance and restoration of her physique in a shallow grave is being unravelled because the police arrested two individuals in reference to the killing.
Oby, as popularly referred to as by her pals, hailed from Ukwu-Nzu neighborhood within the Aniocha North Native Authorities Space of the state. She was an occasion supervisor and inside decorator.
The suspect, who’s a safety guard in the home the place the deceased lived, fled together with her Toyota Avalon automobile, and stopped at a petroleum station alongside the Benin-Asaba Expressway for refill.
Nonetheless, it was like a drama because the Fulani guard couldn’t open the gasoline tank, a scenario which made onlookers curious to know who owned the automobile.
Saturday PUNCH gathered that the event attracted a police patrol crew who invited him for questioning. He allegedly confessed to killing the woman.
Through the corpse’s exhumation, emotion ran excessive as these near the deceased have been inconsolable.
The deceased’s elder brother, Mr Sunday Onekanse, in tears-filled eyes stated he looked for his late sister for 2 weeks when he couldn’t get in contact together with her on the cellphone.
Onekanse stated he spoke along with his sister about her marriage ceremony plans few weeks earlier than her cellular was unreachable.
He stated, “I spoke to her final about her marriage ceremony plans. After that day, I used to be unable to succeed in her once more. Then, I alerted different members of our household to the event and to go to her home as a result of I reside in Lagos. We grew to become curious when all efforts to succeed in her failed. The matter was later reported on the GRA Police Station.
“I left Lagos for Asaba on Monday, August 31. The DPO referred to as me on Thursday to return to the station. After I obtained there, I sighted my late sister’s co-tenant who’s a Nollywood producer on the station.
“The safety guard was caught whereas driving my sister’s automobile to a filling station to purchase gasoline. The gasoline within the automobile couldn’t take him by means of the journey as a result of he was making an attempt to run away with a few of my late sister’s belongings.
“My sister’s co-tenant was arrested on Thursday, August three, whereas driving into the premises unknown to him that the police had visited the home earlier within the day and found a freshly dug grave.”
He added that the co-tenant couldn’t clarify to the police why the place was dug and thus they arrested him.
Onekanse alleged that her sister’s killer eliminated her underwear and slit her throat probably for ritual functions earlier than burying her stays in a shallow grave.
He stated, “I don’t assume solely the guard may kill my sister, lower her throat, dig a grave, take away her pants, bury her within the compound, burn her paperwork and take away her automobile with out the data of her co-tenant. We’re making preparations for her burial on Saturday (immediately). We’re in pains. “
Nonetheless, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, stated investigation was ongoing into the matter. She added that the deceased’s co-tenant was at house when the act was dedicated however a generator was working then.
She stated, “The gateman who killed her stated he did it alone and didn’t contain anybody. He stated that when his (gateman’s) spouse obtained to know concerning the act, he threatened to kill her if she raised the alarm.
“Whether or not she (the deceased) was having points together with her neighbour prior to now has nothing to do with the matter. Whether or not her paperwork have been burnt or not, what we’re saying is predicated on the investigation we now have carried out to this point and never on speculations.
“The guard stated the deceased owed him wage and didn’t feed him. He demanded cash from her round 8pm that day. It was then that he killed her possibly out of provocation. That the co-tenant was round then doesn’t imply he was a part of the killing.”
Supply: Saturday PUNCH