Richard Ginika Izuora
The Police in Benue State have nabbed two suspects believed to be behind the rape and murder of a 24-year-old Joy Onoh in Makurdi, the state capital.
Onoh, a graduate of the Benue State University, Makurdi, was awaiting a call-up letter; from the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) before she was murdered.
The lady sells clothes online before she was allegedly raped and murdered by the suspects after posing as customers and lured her to their house.
Onoh’s body was found in a bush; around the Federal Low Cost Estate, North Bank, a suburb of Makurdi last Wednesday while the two suspects were arrested at a house close to where the remains of the deceased was found.
They were arrested through the help of neighbours who gave information about their activities on the day the lady was killed. “One other thing that gave them out was the foot steps of people that were traced to the house; you know it rained in the early hours of the day the corpse of the lady was found.” the source said.
The Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Media, Agile-Bem Jabez Ordedoo, who confirmed the arrest said, “The North Bank Rape and Kill. The two boys have been arrested,”. “My friend who live in north bank called me at early hours on that faithful day; to inform me that the dead body of a lady was found close to his house. The police got involved and through the help of neighbors; someone was quickly suspected. When police arrived, indeed it rained that night; so it was easy to spot many footprints on the door step of the suspect; as though a group of persons fought the previous night.
The suspect could not return the whole day until next day morning where the police picked him up, searched his room and found 11 sim cards. In his statement, he denied committing the crime.
“A track was placed on the line of the murdered lady and a second person ( the guy in this picture below was found as the one who called the lady to bring the goods to Northbank) during interrogation the two accepted to have committed the crime. They are all in police custody at the moment.