Dr. Chimezie Osigwe is a 64-year-old retired school principal of Awa Community Secondary School in Oguta, Imo State.
He allegedly killed his 78-year-old mother Lucy Osigwe ten years ago. He admitted that he dried her remains and stored them in a cupboard that is located in one of the rooms of his house.
Mrs. Osigwe went missing in 2003 and nobody had a clue about her whereabouts.
2 stories have been told on how the remains of Osigwe’s mother were found.
The first story had it that one of Osigwe’s relatives asked the suspect to pay his debt.
Osigwe refused to pay him so he just searched his house to find whatever he could lay his hands on.
Instead of finding some money, the young man found the remais of Osigwe’s mother. He told their other relatives about it.
The relatives rushed to Osigwe’s house and confirmed the story.
The second story had it that some youths from Mrs. Osigwe’s maternal home said that they had a shocking discovery.
It was said that some villagers have decided to double-check the stories that was told by Osigwe.
“On getting to Ejemekwuru, our people demanded to know why the woman had remained missing for 10 years. The son told the villagers that his mother was mad at a point and ran away to an unknown place.
With this startling discovery, the villagers quickly lodged a complaint with the police who subsequently swung into action,” the villager said.
Imo State Commissioner of Police Mohammed Katsina confirmed the discovery of the old woman’s body.
He said that it was found in a large cupboard inside a private room in the suspect’s house.
He alleged that Osigwe is a member of a sect. “Preliminary assessment of the scene of crime revealed that the late woman could have been murdered for ritual purpose,” he said.
Osigwe has already been arrested by the police. He refused to say anything because he does not want to be attacked by his enemies.
“Do you know that I have escaped three assassination attempts? Please, I will not say anything because my enemies are all over the place so that they will not use it to attack me,” he said.