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Hoodlums rape, kill 24-year-old girl in Benue

By Joseph Wantu, Makurdi
22 October 2021   |   3:07 am
Unknown hoodlums, on Wednesday, allegedly raped and murdered a 24 years old graduate of Benue State University, Miss Joy Onoh at the North Bank area of Benue State.

Benue varsity. Photo: WUZUPNIGERIA

Unknown hoodlums, on Wednesday, allegedly raped and murdered a 24 years old graduate of Benue State University, Miss Joy Onoh at the North Bank area of Benue State.  
   
The Guardian learnt that the incident has thrown the family of late Onoh Ogwochukwu into mourning.

The deceased was living with her mother, Mrs. Grace Onoh, off Adikpo Street, behind Benue State Nigeria Union of Journalists’ (NUJ), secretariat, Makurdi.
     
The victim, a graduate of Mass Communication, was awaiting a call-up letter from the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) before her death.  
     
Narrating the ordeal to newsmen, yesterday, Mrs. Onoh, a widow with three children and native of Obollo Afor, in Enugu State said, her daughter left home on Tuesday to deliver a turtleneck cloth to some persons at Federal Housing, North Bank.

She said: “My daughter left the house about 4:50 p.m. and never returned. I made frantic efforts to call her phone but someone busied it. Her sister, Cynthia called and this time, it went through, but she cried, asking her sister to send her bank details.
 
“I reported the matter to the Police that night but they asked me to come back the next day. The next day, they told me to wait 24 hours only to hear by 5:00 p.m. that her body was found at Federal Low-cost housing in the North Bank area of the state.
   
Confirming the incident, Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene, said, a case of a missing person was reported to the police and a search was conducted.

Anene stated that on October 20, her corpse was discovered about 7:00 a.m. in a bush at the Federal Low-Cost housing.
 
“She was called to deliver goods at Federal Low cost housing, North Bank, Makurdi and we later discovered her corpse in a bush. “Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of her death,’’ she added.
Anene refrained from making further comments until the result of the autopsy is out to ascertain how she was killed.