Owerri — THE hitherto quite Umuezeala, Nzerem community in Ehime Mbano local government area of Imo State, has been thrown into confusion and mourning, after the brutal murder of a 60-year-old widow, Mrs. Mary Agada.
Vanguard gathered that it took up to two days before the community discovered the death of Mrs Agada and accusing fingers were being pointed to the late widow's 35-year old son, (name withheld), who was still at large at press time.
"Until we noticed that she was out of circulation, nobody knew what happened to the woman. Her door was securely locked from outside", a villager, who spoke on condition of anonymity said.
Answering another question, the villager said "the sudden disappearance of mother and son, heightened our suspicion and started digging into the mystery".
Continuing, the villager explained that when the woman's door was opened, her lifeless body was seen lying in a pool of her own blood, while the blood-soaked knife was also abandoned in the room by her assailant.
It was gathered from some villagers before this sad development, that the deceased had appealed in vain to her son to stop hard drugs business.
"A formal report was made to Ehime Mbano Police Division, which removed and deposited her body at Saint Vincent De Paul mortuary, Umunakanu", another villager said .
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Sam Oodee, said the command would investigate the report and get back later.