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Woman seeks justice for murder of her 73-yr-old husband



Woman seeks justice for murder of her 73-yr-old husband
Martha Nwokoye, wife of 73-year-old Pa Emmanuel Nwokoye, a renowned palm wine tapper, is seeking justice after her husband was found dead on August 4th in his living room with his legs and hands tied with a wrapper and a pillow lying on his chest, probably used to suffocate him to death.

Surprised residents gathered at the home of Pa Nwokoye located at Obuofia village, Mbaukwu, Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State, following the incident as they tried to unravel the mystery behind his gruesome murder.

 Charles Nwokoye, first son of the deceased narrated how his father was killed;  “I just got a call from my town people summoning me to the village for an emergency meeting. I was wondering what could be amiss because my father who went to the village was very hale and hearty when he left home.
“I got home and was confronted with sullen faces in our compound until when I entered the room and saw my father lying still with his hands and legs tied. Oh what a wicked act!  Nobody deserves to die that way,” he lamented.

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 Charles also revealed that men of the Department of State Security visited the scene of the crime and arrested one man from the community (name withheld) but to the dismay of many, the man who reportedly had issues with the late Pa Nwokoye over a tenant who previously lived in Nwokoye’s house was released after some days in detention.
Reports say many suspect foul play after preliminary reports revealed that the same man was spotted leaving the deceased
Nwokoye’s compound early in the morning of the day the deceased was murdered.
Wife of the deceased, Martha is seeking justice over the death of her husband.
 “He carried some plantain suckers which he intended to plant in our compound in the village. He also went to the bank to withdraw money because he engaged block moulders for a building project in the village. He was supposed to return on Friday, but I didn’t see him that day, only that I noticed unusual movement by my children. When I demanded to know what was going on, they told me that we would go to Awka.

“I find it difficult to walk or even sit properly because of my sickness but they managed to carry me to Awka. When we got there, I was told that my husband had been murdered in our house. They told me that his body had already been taken to the mortuary at Awka. I wept profusely. We stayed for over three hours at the police station in Awka before they told us to go home.

“Right now, I’m so angry and confused because I don’t know who to turn to for help or who will save me from this nightmare. My husband cannot just die like that and the people who killed him are allowed to go scot-free. I heard that the suspects earlier arrested were released, but the security agencies should go the extra mile to unravel the mystery behind his death, arrest the killers and ensure that justice is done.”

 Nkeiruka Nwode, Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, and an Assistant Superintendent of Police, revealed that investigations into the matter were still ongoing and more details of the case will be revealed as soon as findings were concluded.


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