By Esther Eugene, Warri
The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), and the Concern For Peace And Society Survival (COPASS),have called on the Law Enforcement Agents and well meaning Deltans to help unravel the mystery surrounding the rape and murder of 24-year-old Joy Ifechukwude Ezeamaka in Ubulu- uku, Aniocha South Local Government areas and Queen Clever who was reportedly beheaded in Ozoro town, both in Delta state.
This is contained in a Press Release jointly signed by the Delta NAWOJ Chairperson, Patricia Gbemudu and the Executive Director COPASS, Uche Onwumah.
The Association leaders who had earlier visited the deceased”s family to commiserate with them, called on the state police command to carry out thorough investigation to apprehend perpetrators of the act and mete out appropriate punishments.
They frowned at the increasing rate of rape and other vices in the society saying that enough is enough to ritual killings and all forms of brutality against the female gender in Delta state
The NAWOJ Chairperson and COPASS Executive Director urged members of the public to provide relevant information to the security agents to enable them apprehend and prosecute the culprits, while urging security agencies in Delta state to employ all their intelligence and expertise to ensure criminals never see Delta state as a safe heaven for criminality.
The late Joy Ifechukwude Ezeamaka who was working hard to put smiles on the face of her poor widowed mother by fetching and selling firewood, was raped and killed on Thursday, March 11, at Ubulu-uku, while her remains were discovered around 10pm in the bush, same night, by the village vigilante group.
On the other hand, the late Queen Clever, while on her roasted plantain business spot, on the 8th of March2021, reportedly received a phone call from a supposed customer for a delivery of roasted plantains, but never returned to her spot until she was found beheaded.
NAWOJ and COPASS therefore call for speedy justice to avert further killings.