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Police hunt for men who raped salesgirl to death



Operatives of the Edo State police command have begun the hunt for some rapists who raped a 17-year-old girl identified as Peace Onaiwu to death. Peace was found lifeless and her body defiled inside the shop where she worked as a salesgirl.

The incident happened along one of the shops at the busy Uwasota Junction, Ugbowo in Egor local government area of the state. Her corpse was found inside the shop at about 4:55 pm with her undies pulled aside while her head was covered with a black cellophane bag.

Public Relations Officer for Edo Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, said operatives of Ugbowo Police Division remove the corpse.

DSP Nwabuzor said some persons have been arrested even as investigators at the homicide section have deepened investigation.

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

Sources in the area wondered how assailants could sneak into a shop in broad daylight, rape, and murder a girl without being noticed by neighbours.

The late Peace was said to have opened the shop for business at about 8:00 a.m. at the weekend and was found dead inside the same shop in the evening. Father of the deceased, Mr. Onaiwu, has called on the police to unravel the killers.

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