Father insists boyfriend who killed daughter must marry corpse

Dec 7 2018 - 9:20am

Remains of the murdered woman at the spot where she was buried by boyfriend who murdered her

Homicide squad exhume body murdered woman buried in boyfriend’s room..
Okafor  Ofiebor /Port  Harcourt
It may look  weird. But the circumstances of the murder  of Ozigie Betty  Nwovueze, 32 years old, in Wimpy area of Rumuepricom,  Port Harcourt is one of most the gory killings  in recent times.
Residents watch in awe and bewilderment  as detectives from the homicide department of the of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, exhume the already decomposing body of  the woman who Prince Owabie alias J-Boy may had referred to in the past as love of his life, but which he later murdered and buried the corpse in his room to cover up the crime.
J-Boy, 34 years old, was handcuffs and amidst heavy security led police detectives to his room where the fast decomposing corpse was discovered and watched as it was unearthed by the police officers.
Nnamdi Omoni,a DSP,and Lawyer also the Spokesman of the Rivers State Police  Command who was part of the police team  at the scene said investigation so far showed that the deceased who is suspected to be pregnant was beaten to her death by her boyfriend over allegation of infidelity.
 The body of the woman was deposited in the morgue after which an autopsy will be conducted for further investigation while prosecution of the suspect will follow.
However, in weird twist, the father of the deceased, Mr.Wilfred Nwovueze, insists the J-BOY, must marry the corpse of his daugther and perform the full traditional  marriage rites as the customs and tradition of Ndele people in Emohua local Government area.
Nwovueze told Journalists  on Thursday, December 6, that the marriage is in line with a compulsory traditional rites of Ndele people in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State where the deceased hailed from.
He, therefore, pleaded with security agencies to ensure that justice is done in the killing of his daughter.
“I don’t want any problem. That girl is my daughter and what I want the Police to do is to allow this J-Boy of a man or his family members to marry my daughter before they bury her.
“All the rites that are due any girl of marriageable age in my community will be done so that there will be no calamity,” he said.
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