BY ANAYO OKOLI.
UMUAHIA- THE Abia state police Command said that it is working hard to find out who beheaded a 17 year old girl in her parents’ farm in Ukome community Umuahia North Council Ares of Abia state
The girl, Chioma Emeka Ikwuagwu, was until her brutal killing an SSS 3 student of Holy Rosary College in Umuahia and hailed from Ameke Ibuku in Umuahia North Council Area.
She was killed on the 26th of July in her father’s farm in Ukome a neigbouring community and her head severed off but was not taken away.
Also, police sources said that no part of Chioma’s body was removed thereby ruling out any link to ritual killing.
Following her brutal killing, Ameke community was said to have issued an ultimatum to their Ukome neighbours, urging to say what happened to their daughter or face their wrath. The ultimatum has since expired.
According to sources, Chioma, the first amongst five children, two boys and four girls, was until her tragic death lived in Ukome with her father’s relations.
According to her father, Emeka Ikwuagwu, who narrated the ugly story of his daughter’s death, on Friday, 26th of this month, he went to collect some corns from his farm, while his wife, Akunna led some people to weed their other farm close by.
When Chioma came to the farm to bring food to the mother and others with her around 12.00pm, she was asked to go to another farm to collect some vegetables for family use later that evening.
But that turned out to be the last they would see her alive as she was later found dead with her head cut off, but not taken away.
According to the Emka, when Chioma did not return, the mother went in search of her, and only to discover blood everywhere at the farm she went to get vegetable. Alarmed, she alerted her husband, Emeka.
And after a search at the spot, the lifeless body of Chioma and her severed head were seen at a nearby spot with palm tree leaf used to cover her by the assailant or assailants.
The matter was reported to the police who came to remove the corpse and deposited it at the mortuary.
Abia state police commissioner, Usman Tilli Abubakar confirmed the incident. He said that the police was still investigating the matter.
Abubakar who ruled out ritual killing said it could as a result of land dispute. He said that no arrest has been made so far.
On the said threat by Ameke community, the police commissioner sued for peace and said that he has directed the DPO in charge of the area to invite the two communities.