Tragedy has struck in Abavo, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State as a 67-year-old widow, identified as Mrs. Josephine Isiza was allegedly set ablaze in her resident by unidentified hoodlums. The body of the mother of three was found in the early hours of Sunday, October 25, 2020.

The deceased was burnt beyond recognition alongside her house.

Our source, Vera Isiza, a daughter to the deceased said she had a discussion with her few minutes before her untimely death.

According to her, “I called my mother to discuss some vital family issues with her, but with her response, I ended the call, because I sensed she might be very tired.

“Before I ended the call, she told me that she would come to our family house along Deeper Life Road in Boji-Boji, where I reside with my other siblings.

“But after about 30 minutes, my instinct told me to call her again, so that I could tell her what I wanted both of us to discuss the following morning. Then I put a call across to her for the second time”.

It was the next morning that we found my mother’s burnt corpse and the razed building.” she said.

She recalled that some hoodlums had attacked her during the lockdown in April after which the community vigilante arrested the.

At the time of filing this report all efforts to reach, State Police Public Relations Officer PPRO DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya proved abortive.

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