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Lady allegedly killed and burnt alive for demanding for her father’s inheritance



A 35-year-old lady identified as Nnenaya Onu, was allegedly burnt alive for demanding her own share of her father’s inheritance in Ebonyi State.

According to reports, the lady was beaten, stripped naked, dismembered and burnt alive in her late father’s house in Onicha Igboeze Community of Onicha Local Government Area of the state.

She was killed when her mother travelled out of the community to Abakaliki to visit Juliet, her other daughter.

Note that the girl’s only brother died some years ago, under a mysterious circumstance in the community.

Confirming the news, the State Coordinator, National Human Right Commission, Christopher Onyekachi Okorie, told Vanguard on the Phone that there has been no record of her assailants’ arrest in the State since the incident happened.

He said;

“According to the sister of the deceased, the incident took place on the 23rd of December 2021 and since then nothing has been done to bring justice to the victim.”

The state coordinator who condemned the gruesome murder of Nnenaya, added;

She was murdered in cold blood, her leg chopped off and her whole belongings heaped on her while she was burnt beyond recognition.

All these happened behind her father’s house at Onicha Igbeze of Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Her offence is that she insisted on demanding her father’s inheritance as a woman. She was not married but lived in her late father’s house at Onicha Igbeze.

 Her only brother died years ago under mysterious circumstances according to the old mother. She has a surviving sister, Juliet Onu, who is married.

Her old agonizing mother points at her cousins as the suspects of this atrocity due to their (the said Cousins) numerous threats to her life before she was eventually murdered, dismembered, and burnt.

Her killers forbade any person from the village from talking about the incident nor even sharing the photo of her burnt carcass either on social media or otherwise.

Her poor mother wants justice but has no money to sponsor police investigations and arrests.”

Going further, Christopher Onyekachi said he has written a petition to Ebonyi State Police Command over the incident.

According to him, he was yet to get any response from the Command.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah said she will get back on the present status of the case.


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