Mrs. Charity Okoli, whose genitals were cut off by her domestic worker, Onyebuchi Ezeh, alongside two other suspects, has died in Anambra.


Recall that the deceased, last week, had her breasts, finger, tongue and private part cut off by the suspects allegedly for ritual purposes after they had allegedly raped her at her home, in Umunze, in the Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

She was rescued and rushed to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku Awka by neighbours, whee she was recuperating but eventually gave up the ghost.

The prime suspect hails from Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.

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After the incident, some women in the community protested the death of the woman as both economic and commercial activities were suspended for the day and demanded all Abakaliki indigenes from their community.

The protesters marched to the Umunze Area Police Command headquarters, the palace of the community’s traditional ruler, Igwe Promise Eze and the local government area with placards that has various messages.

Speaking to journalists, the spokesperson of the protesters, Mrs Enekwechi Bridget, said,

Mrs Enekwechi Bridget, the spokesperson of the protesters, said, “The entire Umunze community resolved to come together today for a peaceful protest because Abakaliki people resident in our community raped one of us in Ubaha village and cut off her tongue, one of her fingers, two nipples of her breasts and her private part.

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“So, that is why we are here to complain to the transition committee chairman of the local government area so he can take our report to Awka, Anambra, for necessary action.

“We are demanding justice and that the suspects should face the full weight of the law because women are not supposed to face such torture and suffering in the hands of heartless criminal elements.”

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The traditional ruler of the Umunze community, Eze in his reaction said, “I have told the police command that the suspect must be charged to court for murder and they have assured me that the matter would not be swept under the carpet. I have instructed the youth to exercise restraint while awaiting the outcome of the case.”


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