There was outrage in the Oghara area of Delta State im 2019, following the murder of a young girl whose head was hacked off her body. A 12-year-old girl identified as Egwono Adams, fell victim in the hands of suspected ritualists who hacked off her body in the early hours of a Thursday morning at Scott Road, close to Okwemeva Junction in Oghara, Delta State.
According to report, the deceased was said to have been accosted by her killers as sources said they heard her screaming that early morning before she suddenly went quiet. A source said residents of the area on hearing her scream, were scared to come out, only to wake up in the morning to see her head severed off her body.
“The incident happened at about 5 am, few poles away from the Council Secretariat. Only God knows where she was coming from but people around there said they heard her shouting that they should open the door for her, that some persons were after her until she went quiet. When we woke, we saw this (pointing to the corpse),” the source said.
Another source who craved anonymity, confirmed the killing, adding that the police are on the trail of the suspects, adding the police arrested a woman, who aided her husband that was a suspect, to escape.
“He is a suspect and we have information about him, that he is fond of threatening people with cutlass and even beheaded a goat yesterday, but we were closing on him when his wife led him through the back door to escape, so we held her and after some time, let her go.”
Residents, angry over the continued killings in the community, with Egwono’s said to be the third in six weeks, called on the Commissioner of Police, Mohammad Mustafa, and the Delta State government to tighten security in the area, pointing accusing fingers at community leaders and security chiefs for collecting money from these Yahoo boys whom they believe are behind the killing.
In another story, an unnamed woman was nabbed in the Niger Delta part of Nigeria in the act of ritualism. Rumour has it that a woman was apprehended while trying to behead her own daughter in Delta state. According to Facebook user Isaac Omoyibo, the woman was allegedly caught in an uncompleted building while trying to behead her twelve years old daughter for reasons best known to her.
Pictures shared online showed the young girl with blood all over her body and the supposed mother laying on the ground with blood stains after being allegedly nabbed while ‘trying to commit murder’. The alleged incident was said to have happened in the evening at No Tension Street, Off Kpateghe Road, Oghara Ethiope West Local Government area of the state.
Wahala! Why would a mother kill her own child?