An 18-year-old girl, Ngozi Eze, was ra.ped to death by unknown persons in Enugu Ezike, Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The girl’s lifeless body was found in a bush behind Community Secondary School, Imufu, several hours after her family went to the police to report a case of a missing person.
Father of the deceased, Jonathan Eze-Eze, who could not hold back tears after he saw his daughters body in the bush, said he took her on his motorcycle to the Township School, Ogrute, Enugu Ezike, where she went for JAMB lessons on Tuesday evening and went back later to pick her only to be informed that somebody had given her a lift.
“I left Township School, Ogrute and went home straight, hoping to see her but she wasn’t there. We waited till 8 pm and started looking for her. “She was not the type that normally socialises. We did not sleep as her telephone number was switched off. It was only this morning (Wednesday) that we got information that her corpse was found here.
“She was to enter the university last year when she completed her secondary education but we prevailed on her to exercise patience for her elder brother to graduate because we cannot afford to train two persons in the university. Since then, she has been working hard to gain admission this year, but this is what has now happened.” Eze said
Police detectives who came to evacuate her remains, said that close observation showed lacerations around her neck and ankles, suggesting that she must have been strangulated by her rapists, even as some of her books, pens, handkerchief and shreds of her clothing were scattered around the scene.