However, police in Onitsha presented a different version of the incident, saying it was not ritualists that killed the woman, but that she might have slumped and died.
An eyewitness in Onitsha had said the woman was sitting with her son at Upper Iweka, yesterday, when suspected ritualists accosted her and forcefully took her son. The source said she was killed because she put up resistance.
The police have deposited the woman’s body at the Onitsha General Hospital mortuary and are carrying out investigations.
It would be recalled that on August 29, at Nawfia in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, a 16 year-old Miss Nwanneka Odah was beheaded by a three -man gang suspected to be ritual killers. Nwanneka was said to be hawking groundnuts along the Nawfia –Awka road close to Nawfia Comprehensive Secondary School when the three young men allegedly pretended as if they wanted to buy groundnuts from her only for one of them to use a machete to cut off her head when she bent down to sell the groundnuts to them.
Also in Awka, Anambra State, the Awka branch manager of a new generation bank, Mr. Tochukwu Nnadi, was kidnapped on his way to the office.
How is the government of Anambra reacting to this? Is the Governor of Anambra aware that his streets are no longer safe for its citizens?
In the case of the groundnut seller, the police claims the case wasn’t reported to them. What are your thoughts?