Circumstances surrounding the disappearance of a 70-year-old woman, 10 years ago, are what the Imo State Police Command is set to unravel after the police arrested one Chimezie Osuigwe for discovering the corpse of his missing mother in his wardrobe.
The woman was declared missing since 2003 was found dead and embalmed in a cupboard at Osiugwe’s house by a family member.
Confirming the discovery to Daily Post, the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Musa Katsina, said the woman identified as Mrs. Lucy Osuigwe, had in 2003 been declared missing.
According to the police boss, the embalmed corpse has been in that condition since 2003.
“The corpse of Mrs. Lucy Osuigwe, who was declared missing in 2003, was found in a large cupboard inside a shrine in a private room in a circumstance depicting ritual practice.
“The embalmed body, which was kept in that condition for about 10 years, is believed to have been placed in the wardrobe by her son, Dr. Chimezie Osuigwe, a devotee of the Guru Maharaji Sect.
“Preliminary assessment of the scene of crime revealed that the woman must have been murdered by the son for ritual purposes,” Katsina affirmed.
Katsina further stressed that the corpse would be handed over to the forensic team so as to determine the possible cause of death.
He also noted that Osuigwe would be held for first degree murder pending the when the cause of death is determined.