A 17-year-old motorcylist identified as Onoriode Simon Akpoavirhi, has allegedly murdered in cold blood, a 50 years mother of one, Mrs. Patience Komone, in Umeh, Isoko south local government area of Delta State.
Mrs. Komone, was declared missing since Tuesday July 27th 2021, after attending the popular foodcrop market in Umeh, an agrarian community along the Ughelli/Patani section of the East-West Road.
Mr. Zik Gbemre I’m his WhatsApp post, said: “It’s all over. One week after, we found decomposing corpse of Ms Patience Komone at Umeh village in the Isoko South village, off East West Road of Delta state, where she had, as usual, gone to buy pepper and other vegetables for her petty trade in Warri.
“Patience (fondly Pat,) about 50 hails from Otughievwen (Otu-Jeremi), Headquarters of Ughelli South Local Government, lived around Tipper Garage, Orhuwhorun Road, Udu LGA and traded at the Hausa Market along Effurun Sapele Road, till her painful death. She is survived with only one daughter.
“After initial reluctance by Umeh community and market leaders to show commitment to investigations over the disappearance of Pat, a police raid on the community led to the disclosure of the Okada Man who was seen taking the victim from the market that fateful Tuesday.
“What did an innocent pepper seller, single mother who toil to raise an only daughter, do to deserve such a gruesome murder? What was her offense? Prime suspect, the Okada man would probably provide the answers.
“The appeal to the police authorities is that they must not let the prime suspect slip out of custody. Justice must be dispensed in the interest of the immediate family and for enlightenment of the public”.