The riverrine community of Okwagbe in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State was thrown into pandemonium on Wednesday following the killing of one Atisin Opviarho in her farm by persons suspected to be ritual killers.
Punch gathered that the 65-year-old woman was found with her throat slit.
It was learnt that the mother of five, who had left with other local farmers in the early hours of the day, was not seen when it was time to leave, prompting others to search for her.
A source in the community said,
“The intention of the killers was probably to use some of her parts for ritual.”
She could not, however, confirm if any part of her body was taken away by the killers.
Another resident, who identified himself simply as Mudi, added that the corpse had been deposited in Otu-Jeremi General Hospital mortuary pending police investigation.
The spokesman for the Delta State Police Command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the killing to our correspondent when contacted on the telephone.
Anaimaka said, “The command has started investigation into the murder of the 65-year-old woman. The culprits will be arrested.”