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Published On: Tue, May 6th, 2014

Police search for killers of beheaded 40-yr-old woman in Bayelsa

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The police, in Bayelsa state, have intensified search for the killers of a 40-year-old woman found last week with her head cut off in a bush behind the state owned palm estate in the Azikoro area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

According to a police source, the deceased’s headless body was found late on Thursday, after a search party raised by the family following her failure to return home from a fishing trip.

This is coming three weeks after a deranged woman was attacked at the popular Swali Market with her eyes plucked out by suspected ritualists.

The deceased, identified as Lydia David, a mother of five from neighbouring Delta State, was reported to have lived in the Azikoro village in the last 10 years.

It was learnt that the deceased woman had left her home at 3p.m., for her farm to check on her fish traps at a swamp close to the Bayelsa palm estate.

According to the deceased’s son, David Junior, the family became worried when his mother failed to return home at 8p.m., prompting them to organise a search party.

It was gathered that the missing head of the woman was later discovered, days later, at an uncompleted building close to Goodnews Street in the Azikoro suburb.

While some eyewitnesses claimed the killers were suspected ritualists, close family members claimed they cannot attribute the killing to ritualists and are waiting for police findings. (NAN)


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