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Couple found dead on Ebonyi farm



A yet-to-be-identified couple was on Friday found dead on a farm at Amuzu village, Nkpoghoro community, in the Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

A source who spoke to City Round said the couple went to the farm on Thursday and didn’t return thus a search party was launched by youths of the community..

The source said, “This morning (Friday), their lifeless bodies were found, packed together on a farm. Some alleged that the act was perpetrated by killer herders, while police in the area have commenced investigation into the matter.

“Those who went in search of the couple called at the Afikpo North police division to see the Divisional Police Officer who went to the Area Command to get clearance for the burial of the victims.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Loveth Odah, said the command had yet been briefed about the development.

Odah said, “Murder cases are not what you delay. It could be that the DPO is gathering information to send to the command. “

Meanwhile, a 62-year-old fisherman, Okoro Ogbu, from Okposi community, in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state has allegedly been killed by hoodlums.

City Round gathered that his decomposing body was seen floating on the popular Esu River on Thursday, after he was declared missing by his family a week ago.

Odah, who confirmed the incident, said police were investigating the matter.

She said, “The matter is being investigated. The kinsman whom he had issues with has been arrested. The corpse has been evacuated and deposited at the General Hospital Mortuary, Okposi-in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state, for preservation and autopsy.”

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