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Groom to be, herbalist arrested as female Civil Defence Officer declared missing in 2019 found dead

The remains of a female officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Josephine Cynthia Onche, who went missing 18 months ago have been found in a shallow grave in the Obi Local Government Area of Benue state.

The Idoma and of Otukpo indigene, was. declared missing in December 2019 few days to her wedding.

She was declared missing by her family in the Otukpo Local Government Area of the state.

However, she could not be found since then but after 18 months of fruitless search,  her body was exhumed last week in Obi LGA.

Her remains were found after her prospective husband, who had been arrested, took security operatives to the shallow grave.

It was learnt that a commercial motorcyclist who knew what happened to Cynthia gave her family members the clue if what transpired.

This led security operatives to arrest the groom to be who in turn led the Police to Ogun State where they arrested the native doctor alleged to have performed the ritual at Obi LGA before his relocation to the South-West State.

While the suspected killer groom and the native doctor have been allegedly held by the Police in Otukpo, the family of the late security woman exhumed her remains and organised a burial on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021,” a family source told journalists.

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