NHRC Demands Investigation Into Murder Of Lady Insisting On Inheriting From Father In Ebonyi

The National Human Right Commission (NHRC) has strongly condemned the gruesome murder of an Ebonyi lady who demanded her own share of her father’s inheritance.

35 year old, Nnenaya Onu, allegedly murdered and burnt alive by her assailants Vanguard reports.

According to the paper there has not been any record of her killers arrest in the state.

Nnenaya whose names means mother of her father was allegedly beaten, stripped naked, dismembered and burnt alive in Onicha Igboeze Community of Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Vanguard further revealed that the victim was murdered behind her late father’s house as her only brother died some years ago, “under a mysterious circumstance in the community”.

Confirming the incident, the State Coordinator, National Human Right Commission, NHRC, Mr. Christopher Onyekachi Okorie added that: “She was murdered in cold blood, her leg chopped off and her whole belongings heaped on her while she was burnt beyond recognition.

“All these happened behind her father’s house at Onicha Igbeze of Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

“Her offence is that she insisted on demanding her father’s inheritance as a woman. She was not married but lived in her late father’s house at Onicha Igbeze.

“Her only brother died years ago under mysterious circumstances according to the old mother. She has a surviving sister, Juliet Onu, who is married.

“Her old agonizing mother points at her cousins as the suspects of this atrocity due to their (the said Cousins) numerous threats to her life before she was eventually murdered, dismembered, and burnt.

“Her killers forbade any person from the village from talking about the incident nor even sharing the photo of her burnt carcass either on social media or otherwise.

“Her poor mother wants justice but has no money to sponsor police investigations and arrests.”

The victim was killed when her mother traveled out of the community to Abakaliki to visit Juliet, her daughter, the newspaper reports.

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