Benue police to investigate killing of 24-year-old graduate

Police in Benue State have swung into action to unravel the people behind the killing of a 24-year-old lady, Joy Onoh a Mass Communication graduate.

Miss Onoh was allegedly murdered by hoodlums in Makurdi, Benue State capital, and her corpse was discovered by the police on Wednesday.

The lady, a graduate of Mass Communication from the Benue State University awaiting call up from the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) when she was killed at North Bank area of Makurdi.

The 24-year-old lady was said to have received a call from someone to come to a particularly place at North Bank, a suburb of Makurdi to supply clothes.

Narrating how it happened, the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Grace Onoh, a widow with three children and native of Obollo Afor, Enugu State told newsmen that Joy who was her first child told her that she was going to North Bank to supply clothes to some people.

Mrs Onoh and her three children lives off Adikpo street, behind NUJ secretariat, Makurdi said she lost her husband about twelve years ago.

She told newsmen who visited the house that her daughter had been struggling to send herself to the University through the little business.

According to her, “Joy left home on Tuesday to deliver turtle neck clothes to some persons at Federal Housing, North Bank.

“She left the house at about 4:50 pm and did not return again. I made frantic efforts to call her phone but someone busied it. Her sister, Cynthia called and this time, it went through but she cried and asked her sister to send her bank details.

“I reported the matter to the police that night but they asked me to come back the next day. The next day, they told me to wait till after 24 hours only to hear by 5 pm that her body was found at Federal Low Cost in North Bank.

The State PPRO, DSP, Catherine Anene who confirmed the case said a case of a missing persons was reported to the Police and a search was conducted.

Anene said on 20th October, 2021, her corpse was discovered at about 7 am in a bush a Federal Low Cost.

“She was called to deliver goods at Federal Housing North Bank Makurdi and we later discovered her corpse in a bush. She resides behind NUJ House investigation is ongoing to. ascertain the cause of her death,” DSP Anene said.


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