Justice Sought for 67 Year Old Widow Burnt to Death in Delta

The Police are yet to commence investigation for the life of a 67 year old woman, Mrs Josephine Isiza, who was burnt beyond recognition a fortnight ago.

The state’s public relations officer, DSP Onome Onovughagbogaya stated that the command is unaware of the said incident.

The fire incident took place in Abavo, Ika North East Local Government area of Delta where the late Widow resided.

It was however gathered that the incident was carried out by hooligans on the 9th of October at the deceased’s residence, the family home of Iziza in Abavo kingdom which and also be raided and burnt down.

The deceased’s daughter, Vera narrated how the whole ordeal had taken place. The motherless daughter also reiterated that she had been on the phone with her late mother minutes before she was killed.

In her words- “I called my mother to discuss some vital family issues with her, but with her response, I ended the call because I sensed she might be very tired. Before I ended the call, she told me that she would come to our family house along Deeper Life Road in Boji-Boji, where I reside with my other siblings”.

“But after about 30 minutes, my instinct told me to call her again, so that I could tell her what I wanted both of us to discuss the following morning. Then I put a call across to her for the second time”.

“Immediately she picked the call, what I started hearing was her screaming for help. I tried all I could to reach out to my relations at Abavo for them to go to our family house to see what was wrong with her, but all efforts to reach them failed. It was the next morning that we found my mother’s burnt corpse and the razed building.”

She further said that an attempt had been made by Hoodlums to kill her mother during the lock down in April. But the community’s vigilante had fortunately come to her recuse, and the suspects, apprehended.

She, therefore, called on the police to help fish out the hoodlums for prosecution so that her mother, whose charred body had since been buried, could rest.

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