The family of a 29-year-old, Elohor Oniorosa, allegedly killed during a visit to her boyfriend, Osaretin David, on Christmas eve is seeking justice.
Elohor’s parents explained that after waiting for hours for the National Diploma holder to return home from the visit and with calls to her line unanswered, they headed to the boyfriend’s apartment that evening.
Speaking to Channels Television, the victim’s mother, Comfort Oniorosa, said her daughter left the house for her boyfriend’s place thinking that his illness would have gotten worse.
According to her, the victim – a teacher in a private school – didn’t brush as she left on December 24 after a call from David, a truck driver in Iguadolor community, Ovia North East Local Government Area.
But the victim’s father, Williams Oniorosa, said he met his daughter in her pool of blood, a situation that prompted him and the landlord to alert the police authorities.
He thereafter led Channels Television to David’s apartment where the crime allegedly took place. The building was found under lock and key with no clue of the suspect’s whereabouts.
“When we got there, the landlord just pushed the door open and all we saw is that my daughter was lying in the pool of her blood. Everywhere, both the bedspread, the whole wall of the house was stained with blood. So we had to rush to the police, myself, and the landlord,” he said.
The police confirmed that the victim was found dead with deep machete cuts on parts of her body in the apartment of the young man who had recently returned from Ghana, disclosing that a manhunt was on to apprehend the suspect who is on the run.
The landlord, Ifueko Ogieriakhi, was invited by the police to give a statement in which he explained why he locked up the suspect’s apartment.
He noted that the suspect’s properties were still there, hence the decision to prevent it from being burgled.
But the police authorities said they are ever determined to arrest the fleeing suspect and prosecute him if liable for the murder.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bello Kontongs, said if found that the suspect didn’t commit the crime, the police would ensure to unravel the circumstances that led to the murder of the victim.