By Nick Dugba.
A young lady, Faith Danjuma of Mayo Gwoi Area of Jalingo has been found dead along the Mayo Gwoi river in the afternoon of Sunday 4th June, believed to be a victim of relationship rivalry.
According to family sources and a Police report obtained yesterday, Faith left her home at midnight on Saturday against the advice of her mother Patricia. After she left the house the occupants of the house locked the door and left her to her fate only for the mother to be called the next day at midday that the corpse of her daughter was discovered along the river bank.
This reporter was at the scene of the incident where her corpse laid with both hands tied behind her and legs too.
It was also discovered that she was strangled with a chain, stabbed and thrown into the river.
At the scene of the incident, sympathizers were seen lamenting bitterly over the incident, with some insinuating that she might have being a victim of rivalry between her two lovers.
Also, a lady whom this reporter confided in, disclosed that the deceased might have been killed by one of the jealous lovers who had lost in his attempt to win her over, as a way of satisfying himself. According to her, a rival gang suspected to have been led by the jealous lover had stabbed the other lover of hers sometime ago in his shop.
Speaking on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Taraba State Command, David Misal, confirmed the incident and revealed that two arrest were made.
He mentioned that an unnamed person is ‘strongly suspected’ while the arrested ones are helping with investigations.
He added that the deceased might have visited a club that night as someone had called her on phone at that unholy hour of the night.
Meanwhile, as at yesterday, the body of the deceased was yet to be released to the family for burial.
However, at the deceased house in Mayo Gwoi, a neighbor who pleaded anonymity described Faith as a repentant girl who had developed the habit of staying at home lately.
She stated that what happened was her fate since she did not heed to the warning of her mother not to go out at that time of the night. She then advised the youths to obey their parents because they would be accountable to God someday.