Hope James




The family of a 17-year-old girl, Munachi Obasi-Igwe, has demanded Justice for the gruesome murder of their daughter who was found dead in a bush along the Agbabor-Isu track road in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi.



A relative of the deceased, Mr Obasi Igwe, disclosed that she was a Senior Secondary 1 student.


According to igwe, she was suspected to have been killed on Monday. “She was on her way back to her ancestral home, Amakporo, Onicha community, from our neighbouring village,Agbabor Isu, when she was gruesomely murdered.


“We, the family, need justice. The security agencies should come to our aid. We do not know what crime she committed that led to her death.


She was only 17 years old, an SS 1 student. We need justice. The police and army should help us to fish out the perpetrators of the wicked act.”


The Spokesman for the Police Command in Ebonyi, SP Chris Anyanwu, when contacted, said the command was aware of the incident.


“We are aware of the incident. The command has started an investigation into the matter. I believe the perpetrators will surely be brought to book,” he said.


However, the Ebonyi State government,  yesterday, stated that there was no evidence so far linking the murder to herdsmen.


The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Orji Orji, said, “While the state government condemns the ugly incident as unacceptable, it is imperative to note that contrary to the claims circulating on social media that Fulani herdsmen were responsible for her gruesome murder, the community has not seen anything linking her death with the Fulani herdsmen, moreso there is no herders’ camp in the area.

The community with the security agencies have declared a manhunt on the perpetrators.


The state government sends her condolence to the victim’s family and assures them that the government will not leave any stone unturned in unmasking the killers of the young girl.”