Missing Civil Defence female officer found dead in shallow grave




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Josephine Cynthia Inalegwu Onche

ABUJA – Almost two years after she went missing, the decomposed corpse of a female officer with the Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Josephine Cynthia Inalegwu Onche has been found a shallow grave Obi Local Area of .

It was learnt that the deceased, an Assistant Superintendent of Corps (ASC11), was declared missing by her family on December 20, 2019, a few days her wedding.

Cynthia Onche was said have gone the buy some wedding items when she disappeared.

It was learnt that all efforts locate her by the family hit the rocks until an informant who allegedly saw how she was gruesomely murdered by her would-be husband for ritual purpose, informed her family about her discovery.

The information the informant produced assisted police detectives to nab her would-be husband and an herbalist who was fingered the .

A close family source who pleaded anonymity said: “Cynthia, the of the former Mayor of Otukpo was found but allegedly killed and buried by her proposed husband for ritual purpose.

“An Okada man who knew what happened to the late Cynthia Onche went to her and gave them the news. He led them to arrest her proposed husband who is an Igbo man who led the police to Ogun State where they arrested the native doctor, a Yoruba man who performed the ritual at Obi Local before he returned to the West state.

“The proposed husband and the native doctor have both confessed to committing the crime and are presently police custody Otukpo,” the source added.

It is said that the corpse of the deceased which had been exhumed, was buried Tuesday.

Efforts to get the reaction of the state Command’ Police Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene failed, just as her counterpart, the State Command’ Relations Officer (CPRO), NSCDC, ASC Ejelikwu Michael, also declined comments on the matter, but another source said “the report is true”.

(New Telegraph)