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Mass Communication graduate allegedly raped and killed in Benue state


A young female trader was allegedly raped and killed by unknown men in Makurdi, Benue State.

Joy Onuh Ogochuckwu, a graduate of the Department of Mass Communication, Benue State University, Makurdi, was killed on Tuesday night.

Joy, who markets clothes online, reportedly received a call on Tuesday night from someone posing as a customer and she went out shortly after to deliver clothes to the caller. Her body was found on Wednesday morning, October 20.

Joy was killed one day before she was to leave for NYSC camp. Her friends have taken to various social media platforms to mourn her.

In May, Iniobong Umoren, the Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, who left her home for a supposedly job interview in the outskirt of Uyo, was raped and killed by a man who said he had a job opportunity for her.

The sad development was confirmed by the police in Akwa Ibom State.

The police spokesperson in the state, Odiko MacDon, identified the suspect as 20-year-old Uduak Akpan.


The suspect, who is said to be a serial rapist, killed the missing woman whom he lured to his house under false pretense and buried her in a shallow grave in his father’s house, after raping her.

“On 30/04/2021, the Command received a report on the disappearance of the victim.

“Following available leads, men of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Command, led by CSP Inengiye Igosi, consolidated on the initial great progress made by the DPO Uruan, SP Samuel Ezeugo and arrested the perpetrator who confessed to have lured his victim to his house in the guise of giving her a job, but ended up sexually and physically assaulting her which led to her death.

“To cover his tracks, he dragged and buried her in a shallow grave in his father’s compound,” Mr MacDon, a superintendent of police, said.


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