NHRC Condemns Alleged Murder, Burning of A Single Lady Who Demanded Father’s Inheritance In Ebonyi State


NHRC Condemns Alleged Murder, Burning of A Single Lady Who Demanded Father’s Inheritance In Ebonyi State

The National Human Right Commission, NHRC, yesterday condemned the
gruesome murder of an Ebonyi lady who demanded her own share of her father’s

The single lady, Nnenaya Onu, 35, was allegedly murdered and burnt alive
by her assailants as there has not been any record of their (assailants)
arrest in the State, since the incident occurred.

She was allegedly beaten, stripped naked, dismembered, and burnt alive in
Onicha Igboeze Community of Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Investigation revealed that the victim was murdered behind her late
father’s house as her only brother died some years ago, under a mysterious
circumstance in the community.

Confirming the incident, the State Coordinator, National Human Right
Commission, NHRC, Mr. Christopher Onyekachi Okorie added: “She was
murdered in cold blood, her leg chopped off and her whole belongings heaped on
her while she was burnt beyond recognition. All these happened behind her
father’s house at Onicha Igbeze of Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi

“Her offence is that she insisted on demanding her father’s inheritance
as a woman. She was not married but lived in her late father’s house at Onicha
Igbeze. Her only brother died years ago under mysterious circumstances
according to the old mother. She has a surviving sister, Juliet Onu, who is

“Her old agonizing mother points at her cousins as the suspects of this
atrocity due to their (the said Cousins) numerous threats to her life before
she was eventually murdered, dismembered, and burnt. Her killers forbade any
person from the village from talking about the incident nor even sharing the
photo of her burnt carcass either on social media or otherwise.

“Her poor mother wants justice but has no money to sponsor police
investigations and arrests.”

It was gathered that the victim was killed when her mother traveled out
of the community to Abakaliki to visit Juliet, her daughter.

The State Coordinator of NHRC said, he has written a petition to Ebonyi
State Police Command over the incident as he was yet to get any response from
the Command.

“According to the sister of the deceased, the incident took place on the
23rd of December 2021 and since then nothing has been done to bring justice to
the victim.”


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