There was tension in Abraka community, Delta State, over the death of an 18-year old girl, identified as Favour Ogheneyenrowho.
The teenager was reportedly strangled to death and her pubic hair were shaved off before, by the suspected ritualist/killer.
Her remains were found in a “Ghana-must-Go” bag which was disposed at a dump site behind Ozoro park in the town, the Nation reports.
It was also reported that some witnesses said there were violent marks around her neck area, indicating that she was violently strangulated.
Recounting the sad incident the deceased elder sister, Maureen Sunday, told the police that Favour had received a call from a male at about 10 a.m, requesting that she met him at the Abraka Park.
She, however, replied the caller that she was going to the market with her elder sister. Sunday added that on their way out of their residence located along Winners Road, a young man, whom she had never seen before (whom she believed was the same person that called her sister earlier), boarded a motorcycle that stopped at the junction and approached them.
A short conversation ensued between them and her late sister, Favour, joined him on the bike and they rode off, even as she called after her to return early. Unfortunately, it was the shocking news of her sister, dead and tied with ropes in a sack that reached her the following day.
When contacted, the Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Adeyinka Adeleke, explained that the killing of the victim was more of a murder case and not ritual killing.
The police boss also revealed that the suspected killer, who is believed to be Favour’s boyfriend, has since been on the run, adding that the state police command was already on his trail.
“The lady in question was with the sister and she had a call. When she wanted to leave, she told her sister that it’s her boyfriend that she wanted to go and see. After some time she disappeared, they did not see her.
The next day they saw her body tied in a sack in a plantain/ banana plantation and her boyfriend runaway. So it is not a ritual, but a murder case. Signs on her body show that she was strangulated,” he explained.