The preserved body of a 78 years old grandmother has been discovered under a strange circumstances in the Eastern part of Nigeria. Police in Oweri Imo State gave her name as Lucy Osigweh. She had been declared missing in 2003.
The body was discovered in the inner wardrobe of the woman’s son in Owerri, the capital of Imo State of Nigeria.
It was fully embalmed. Police did not disclose whether the body was embalmed medically or through voodoo processes but disclosed that the body has been discovered to be that of Lucy declared missing in 2003. Police also confirmed that the dead body is the suspects mother.
The Imo State Police Command immediately recovered the remains.
Making the revelation on Monday, state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Katsina, disclosed that the
woman’s lifeless body was found in a large cupboard inside a shrine located in her son’s private room.
Katsina said: “The missing woman’s lifeless body was found in a village called Ezuru Umuagwu,
Ejemekwuru, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.”
According to him, “the corpse of the 78-year-old Mrs. Osigweh, earlier declared
missing in 2003, was found in a large cupboard inside a shrine of a
private room in a circumstance depicting ritual practice.
“The embalmed body, which was kept in that condition for about 10 years, was believed to have been placed in the warehouse by her son, Chief Chimezie Osigweh, a 64-year-old retired school principal.”
The Imo police boss said there was every reason to believe that the late woman’s son is a member of a sect, adding: “Preliminary assessment of the scene of crime revealed that the late woman must have been murdered
by her son for ritual purpose.”
Katsina also said members of the sect used to hold secret nocturnal meetings in the place to enhance their occultic powers.
“The principal suspect, Chief Chimezie Osigweh, who is the son of the woman,
has been arrested and is making useful statement to the police,” the CP said.