The seven-day prayer offered on behalf of Miss Ngozi Eze who was gang-raped in Imufu, Enugu Ezike, Igbo Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State and then strangulated to death has ended.
A Rosary procession ended the seven days mourning of the deceased, which began from the boundary between Imufu and Ogrute in the area through the MCC Aji Road to the scene from where her corpse was found in a bush on Tuesday, March 27. The procession was led by Rev Father Rufus Achinike, C.S.Sp, and his Assistant, Rev Fr. Johnson Nwanonenenyi the Parish Priest of St. Joseph, praying for the deceased sins to be forgiven and for God’s intervention on the matter.
The prayers offered is yielding results as there has been a “breakthrough towards arresting Ngozi’s killers” by homicide detectives. On March 27, Ngozi naked corpse was found by passersby in the bush as she had been missing a day earlier. It was reported that she went for private lessons to better prepare her for the on-going JAMB examination in Township one School, Ogrute. Before her death, Mrs Nweeja Emmanuel Abugu Onah , a widow was killed by unknown persons after been abducted from her matrimonial home.
Over the unsolved killings of four members in a nearby Isiugwu Community, there have been demonstrations by 2000 women dressed in black attire along major roads of Ogrute, the headquarters of Igbo-Eze North Local Government.
The women demonstrators were praised for a peaceful protest by both the Secretary to Igbo-Eze North Local Government, Mr Hillary Ogili, and the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, for the area, Mr C.N. Attah, Mr Ogili assured the women that their grievances will be conveyed for prompt actions to be taken by the Police and the state government while Mr Attah said that before he was posted to the local government that three victims have been killed.