Nursing mother killed, burnt beyond recognition in Ebonyi

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Police in Ebonyi State have confirmed the gruesome murder of a 35-year- old  nursing mother, Mrs Ukamaka Ideyi, by yet to be identified persons in Abakaliki.

The burnt  body  of Ideyi , according to the  police ,was  found inside a gutter besides Enugu North Mass Transit Park, along Afikpo Road in Abakaliki .

Daily Sun  gathered that the deceased had left her 11-day -old -baby under the care of her husband on January 12 to attend early Sunday mass at St. Theresa Catholic Cathedral, Abakaliki, but never returned. The deceased  was from  Izzi Local Government Area of the state.

Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer (DSP) Loveth Odah, said that a team led by  Kenneth Owo, had visited the scene of incident and took photographs while the body  had  been deposited in the mortuary.

Odah  said; “About 1200hrs of January 12, Idenyi Festus, of  house number 11, Awolowo Street, Abakaliki, reported at the station that at about 4am of the same day, his wife, 35-years- old, who was nursing their baby Idenyi Ebere Ukamaka,  left her 11-day- old baby in their residence for early morning prayer, at Saint Theresa Catholic Church , Abakaliki. That the nursing mother did not return and he searched for her on that 12 January, to no avail.

“He said at about 900hrs of 13 January, he found her dead body in a gutter behind Enugu North Mass Transit Abakaliki. He said his wife was  also burnt and that part of her body was beyond recognition. He said it was through the part  of her body  that did not burn that he recognised his wife”.

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