The decomposing bodies of a young man and a woman, believed to be a couple, were found dumped in a river in Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Although details of the incident are still sketchy at the time of filing this report, the victims have been identified simply as Naomi and Peter.
According to viral reports, the duo, who started dating two months ago, were kidnapped at Federal Junction in Agbarho about two weeks ago.
All efforts by their families to secure their release proved abortive. Their bodies were reportedly retrieved from the river two days ago.
A Facebook user, Sunset Awins, shared three videos on Tuesday, June 6, including one showing Peter’s body floating in the river and Naomi’s recovered corpse on the ground. They had been macheted and shot.
“See how these wicked people killed my little Princess, cut her forehead, and still shot her before throwing her into a pond. Naomi, your killers would know no peace. Rest in peace, my dear,” she captioned the videos.
In other news, operatives of the Niger State Police Command have arrested an online businesswoman, named Akinnowonu Damilola Victoria, for allegedly defrauding over 100 people of N150m.
The suspect, who is involved in the sale of women’s clothing, bags, shoes, phones, laptops, and other electronic gadgets, accepted orders from people in Minna and failed to deliver their goods.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, revealed this in a statement released on Friday, June 2 2023.
He said the suspect, 23, tricked her victims by claiming her goods were seized by Customs after they placed orders with her.