Following the tragic death of her only brother, a woman had been brutally murdered in Ebonyi state after requesting for her father’s fortune.
Nnenaya Onu, 35, was allegedly stripped naked, beaten, mutilated, and burned behind her father’s house, according to the National Human Rights Commission.
Nnenaya’s mother had traveled to be with Juliet Onu, another of her daughters who is married. The suspects then attacked Nnenaya, a single lady who shared her father’s home with her mother, while her mother was out.
On the 23rd of December 2021, her burnt body was discovered near her father’s house in Onicha Igbeze, Onicha Local Government Area, Ebonyi State.
No one has been charged with her murder since then.
“She was murdered in cold blood, her limb hacked off, and her entire things heaped on her as she was burned beyond recognition, “the NHRC State Coordinator told Vanguard.
“All these happened behind her father’s house at Onicha Igbeze of Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
“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 married.
“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.”