The suspect, who is now at large, was said to have shaven the girl’s pubic hairs before strangling her to death and tucking the copse in a “Ghana-must-Go” bag, and dropped same at a dumpsite behind Ozoro Park in Abraka, DAILY POST can report.
There were violent marks around the neck of the deceased, an indication that she was strangled to death in an attempt to have carnal knowledge of her.
The incident has thrown locals and residents of Abraka community in serious apprehension as the police in Abraka Division have launched a manhunt for the killer of the teenager, Favour, who hails from Ughere in Abraka.
The police said it was a murder case and that investigation is ongoing.
The remains of the deceased has since been deposited at a morgue in Abraka.
Maureen Sunday, an elder sister to the deceased, told the police that before the death of her sister, a call from a man at about 10am, requesting that she should come and meet him at Abraka park but she replied that she was going to the market with her elder sister.
Maureen said on their way out of their residence at Winners Road, a male which she has never seen before (but believes was the same person that called earlier), had a short conversation with her sister and thereafter, she (Favour) joined him on a bike and they both zoomed off, as she warned her to return home early enough.
She then expressed shock to find out the following day that her sister, who did not return home that day, was found dead and tied with ropes in a sack.
Maureen said she can identify the suspect if she comes across him.
When contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the report.
He explained that it is a case of murder and not ritual killing as was being speculated by some persons.
According to the police commissioner, “The lady in question was with the sister and she had a call. When she wanted to leave, she told her sister that it’s her boyfriend that she want to go and see; that he called.
“After some time, she disappeared they did not see her. the next day they saw her body tied in a sack in a plantain/ banana plantation.
“And her boyfriend ran away. So, it is not a ritual but a murder case. The physical sign on her body shows in the neck that she was strangulated. Maybe that she was possibly strangled to dead because the neck shows. Maybe, somebody tempered with her neck and throw her body into the bush and now the boyfriend disappeared till now.
“He is on the run. if he had nothing to do with that why did he disappeared? Why is he on the run and that is exactly what happened not ritual killing but a case of murder. Her body has been taken to the mortuary.”