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17-year-old salesgirl raped to death in Edo


17-year-old salesgirl raped to death in Edo

A 17-year-old girl has reportedly been raped to death in Edo State.

The remains of the deceased, Peace Onaiwu, was found inside the shop where she worked as a salesgirl at 4:55pm.

The incident happened at the busy Uwasota Junction, Ugbowo in Egor local government area.

Police said Onaiwu was found with her undies pulled aside while her head was covered with a black cellophane bag.

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Public Relations Officer for Edo Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident, adding that the police have made some arrests.

He said a case of rape and possible ritual were also being looked into by the homicide investigators.

Shop operators in the area are yet to believe that assailants could sneak into a shop in broad daylight, raped and murdered their neighbour unnoticed.

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Late Peace was said to have opened the shop for business around 8 am and was found dead inside the same shop in the evening.

Father of the deceased, Mr Onaiwu, urged the police to unravel the killers.

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