There was pandemonium on Sunday in the Rumuosi area of Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State following the discovery of the corpse of a lady in a well filled with water in the community.
Youths from Emohua Local Government Area had gone on a rampage, destroying properties worth millions of Naira in the community and firing gunshots in the air. Their anger: one of their sisters had been murdered gruesomely.
The remains of Miss Charity Ohaka, an unmarried lady from Okpoworo village, Ogbakiri Community in Emohua who had been declared missing er family was discovered in the well close to her house.
The lady said to be a money lender was abducted a week ago, killed by yet-to-be-identified persons and dumped inside the well.
News of her death quickly spread through her village sparking violence and destruction of properties by Emohua youths.
The Emohua youths accused Rumuosi community of killing the lady, prompting the flash rampage.
The youths later marched with the corpse chanting war songs, vandalising shops and people’s properties.
They subsequently headed towards the Choba axis of the East-West Road with the corpse to their community.
However, Police and OSPAC vigilantes stepped in to quell the actions of the youths and forestall further breakdown of law and order.
Rumuosi locals said the actions of Emohua youths stand condemned, adding that the girl must have been killed by criminals operating in the area.
They added that the community will seek redress over the destruction of their properties by the rampaging youths.
Nnamdi Omoni, the Rivers State Police public relations officer did not respond to inquiries for comments.