…The septuagenarian was recently attacked at her residence by her house boy
Hundreds of women from Umunze community in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Tuesday protested death of septuagenarian, Mrs Charity, whose body parts were harvested for rituals.
The septuagenarian was recently attacked at her residence by her house boy, one Onyebuchi Ezeh who harvested her nipples, private part, lips and fingers for alleged money ritual.
The 72-year old woman reportedly died following injuries sustained at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka, where she was receiving treatment.
The protesters who marched to the Local Government headquarters, demanded excommunication of the assailant, a native of Abakiliki, Ebonyi State, as well as other indigenes of his town, resident in Umunze.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the protest, Women’s leader of the community, Mrs Bridget Enekwechi linked most crimes in the area to people from the suspect’s town.
She said “We have reviewed the activities of Abakiliki people living in Umunze, and we have come to the conclusion that they must leave our community.
“They are many in our community. They impregnate our girls out of marriage, they rape our woman, and are involved in most of the killing you hear on Umunze. See how they butchered Madam Charity, they will leave our community for peace to reign.”
On his part, President General of the community, Mr Hippolite Olua sued for peace among residents of the area, promising to ensure justice was done over the development.
Addressing women at the council secretariat, Olua said, “We are calling on all of you to maintain peace and go about your protest peacefully. Our mother who was killed was a good woman, and she does not deserve to be murdered in such a gruesome manner.
“The suspect has been arrested and handed over to the police, and he confessed that a native doctor told him to bring the items for money ritual.
‘He has refused to produce the body parts he cut from our sister, and he will be charged to court soon and jailed. We promise you monitor the matter until justice is served.
Traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Promise Eze, who regretted criminal activities of most of their tenants, revealed that a register has been opened for all non-indigenes living in the community.
“We want to know those living within us, what they do for a living, where they live and also get the guarantee of their landlords that they are of good conduct,” he said.