Two suspects arrested over rape and murder of prospective NYSC corps member

Two suspects have been arrested by the police in Benue state in connection with the rape and murder of a 24-year-old Joy Onoh in Makurdi, the state capital.

Onoh, a graduate of the Benue State University, Makurdi, was awaiting a call-up letter from the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) before her tragic death.

The deceased who markets clothes online was allegedly raped and murdered by the assailants who posed as customers and lured her to their house. Read previous report HERE

Her corpse was recovered in a bush around the Federal Low Cost Estate, North Bank, a suburb of Makurdi last Wednesday.

The Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Media, Agile-Bem Jabez Ordedoo, confirmed the arrest of the suspects, revealing that they were found at a house close to where the remains of the deceased was found.

“The North Bank Rape and Kill. The two boys have been arrested,” he wrote.

“My friend who live in north bank called me at early hours on that faithful day to inform me that the dead body of a lady was found close to his house

The police got involved and through the help of neighbors, someone was quickly suspected. When police arrived, indeed it rained that night so it was easy to spot many footprints on the door step of the suspect as though a group of persons fought the previous night

The suspect could not return the whole day until next day morning where the police picked him up searched his room and found 11 sim cards, in his statement, he denied committing the crime

“A track was placed on the line of the murdered lady and a second person ( the guy in this picture below was found as the one who called the lady to bring the goods to northbank) during interrogation the two accepted to have committed the crime. They are all in police custody at the moment.

“Watch word. Know your neighbour.”

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