The corpse of a rapidly decaying woman, simply identified as Uchechi, was discovered in her apartment on Woke Street, near Cherubim Road, Mile 3, Diobu, in the local government area of the city of Port Harcourt in the Rivers State.
Oddly enough, the deceased’s lover, who allegedly lived with her, and the deceased’s two-year-old daughter were also missing.
It has been learned that the corpse of Uchechi, also known as Oyibo, was discovered by his neighbors last Sunday.
Compound keeper Chinonye Anurum said the sudden disappearance of Uchechi’s lover and his daughter was suspicious.
Anurum claimed that the deceased and her lover were not married, but were living together.
He said, “She was sick for almost four days and the man didn’t tell anyone. Maybe he suspected that the lady was going to die, so he ran away with his daughter ”.
Consequently to Anurum: “It was the next day that we learned that after his departure with the little girl, he went to Mile 3 and told one of his friends to go and check if she was still in. life.
“So around 8 pm we saw her friend who said it was like Oyibo was dead. This is how she referred to us. We went to the house and found out that she was already dead.
“As a guard, I had to go to the police to report. So far we haven’t seen the man and the child. So, this is why people suspect that he may know what happened to the lady.
Meanwhile, a human rights group, the Center for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign (CBRPAC), has called on the Rivers State Police Command to investigate the sudden disappearance of the daughter of the victim and missing lover.
The group said: “As a human rights organization, we are simply asking the police commissioner to conduct a full investigation into the sudden disappearance of the man and the two-year-old girl, who lived with Uchechi, commonly referred to as Oyibo.
“We also request that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), for a proper investigation, including the performance of an autopsy.
“We also call on roommates and well-meaning citizens to provide the police with useful information that will lead to the arrest of the male lover, while expressing our concern for the safety of the child.”
When contacted, the public relations officer of the Rivers State Police Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident and assured that the investigation was ongoing.