It was a tragic episode in Amakohia in Ihitte Uboma LGA of Imo state as daredevil men suspected to be hired assassins on Monday night butchered one Mrs. Uchechi Ogoke to death in her husband’s home in the presence of her two under-aged female children and their house Help.
According to our source, the victim, aged about 40 whose husband is sojourning outside the country was until her brutal murder a businesswoman who owned and operated a beer joint in the area. She was said to have finished the day’s business and retired to bed with her children when around midnight a group of unidentified men suspected to be procured assassins forced their way into the deceased’s living room and brutally murdered her by the aid of knives.
Our source disclosed that the assassins removed nothing from the house after successfully killing their target. The deceased was said to have put up strong resistance when the assassins wanted to tie up her hands with rope, a situation which led to one of them sustaining a knife cut on the hand. As the mission of her attackers was evidently to snuff out her life, the predators stabbed her several times on the body until she bled to death. They took to their heels later, after it was apparent to them that they had accomplished their mission. It was not certain whether the deceased had any previous quarrels or disagreement with anybody either within or outside the village that will warrant such a cruel murder.
However, the incident has thrown the Amakohia community into confusion, but some of the youths interviewed by the Moment swore to leave no stone unturned in fishing out the perpetrators. The village is almost deserted for fear of random arrests by security agents, just as those courageous to move about engage in groups and take to discussing in hushed tones.
Meanwhile, Police in the area is said to have removed the body of the deceased to an undisclosed morgue for possible autopsy while intensifying investigation towards apprehending the fleeing criminals to bring them to book.