The lifeless body of Innocent Obi, the Deputy Registrar of the Federal Polytechnic, Uwana in Ebonyi State, has been discovered, causing significant distress in the Ezeala, Umuezeala autonomous community in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
According to sources in the village, Obi was reportedly abducted by a group of over six assailants, clad in military and police attire, who forcefully broke into his home around 10 p.m. after he returned from Ebonyi State for a family funeral.
Armed with machetes and axes, the attackers launched a brutal assault on Obi, resulting in severe injuries and leaving behind a trail of bloodstains in his house. Despite the villagers’ attempts to intervene, the assailants fired shots into the air, compelling them to withdraw, subsequently abducting Obi.
Following the incident, a search party was organized, leading to the discovery of Obi’s decomposing body between Ehime Mbano and Ahiazu Mbaise the following day. The community was devastated by the gruesome nature of the murder, emphasizing Obi’s contributions to education and his selfless nature within the village.
The tragic event has stirred fear and anxiety among the locals, exacerbated by the recent surge in criminal activities and killings in the vicinity, including the recent deaths of five security operatives. Speaking anonymously, a source from the victim’s village echoed the community’s sense of panic and shock in response to the brutal killing of the respected deputy registrar.
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