Matthew Ochei, Asaba
The release from police custody of a Nollywood director, Mr Nonso Ekene, over the murder of one Miss Obiageli Onekanse is now causing ripples in Delta State
The police had arrested a gateman and Ekene for the alleged murder of Obiageli on September 4, 2020.
In a petition addressed to the state Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Community and Social Development in the state, Mrs Flora Alatan, on Thursday, said the state government was interested in the gruesome murder of the 36-year-old woman.
The letter read in part, “We will like to draw the attention of your office to the gruesome murder of Miss Joy Obiageli Onekanse.
“Joy, a 36-year-old woman, was murdered and buried in a shallow grave at No. 4 Anene Basua Street, Asaba, and that the security guard at the compound and her neighbour, Mr Nonso Ekene, have both been identified and confirmed as suspects in the case.
“We are deeply interested in this matter as the ministry is mandated to protect and uphold the rights of women and children in the state; the perpetuators of this crime must be brought to justice.
“In the light of this, our legal officer will be involved in the process.”