Young woman robbed, raped and murdered by Okada rider in Cross River

Odide Regina Uke, a young woman, was allegedly raped and killed in Cross River State’s Bekwarra Local Government Area.

It was reported that Regina had travelled from Abuja to the community to spend Christmas with her family when she was struck and killed by a commercial motorcycle rider.

Reportedly, Regina arrived at Bekwarra on Thursday night, December 22, 2022, and got into trouble with the motorcycle driver she had taken to her hamlet, Abuagbor in the Nyanya Ward.

Regina was never again seen alive, and all searches for her were fruitless.

About a week later, in the same Bekwarra LG, her body was discovered somewhere near the Ugboro and Ijibor Community axis.

It was gathered that she was dispossessed of her belongings, raped, and murdered allegedly by the suspect. 

The Chairman of Bekwarra Local Government, Hon. Dr. Emeka, Josephat Owan, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, January 2, 2023, said he has set up a high powered body of investigation to unravel the mystery behind the gruesome murder.

“I received with great shock the terrible news of the cruel murder of Odide Regina Uke. Her untimely death is not an accident, but a direct act of Man’s inhumanity to Man,” the statement read.

“I condemn in totality this barbaric and dastardly act meted on this innocent and promising child by one of us (a Cyclist) in our once peaceful Bekwarra nation. My Deepest condolences and utmost sympathy goes to the family.

“I am assuring the family and the Bekwarra Nation that I will leave no stone unturned, as plans are already in place to set up a high powered body of investigation to unravel the mystery behind the murder of the innocent girl.” 

“Thorough investigation shall be put in place to ensure that the law takes its full course on anyone found wanting or culpable in the circumstance.” he added.

Meanwhile, Regina was laid to rest on Saturday, December 31. 

Young woman robbed, raped and murdered by Okada rider in Cross River
Young woman robbed, raped and murdered by Okada rider in Cross River

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