The body of a 40-year-old man identified as Mr. Christian Isha has been found slaughtered in a swamp with his private parts mutilated and the face skinned by suspected ritualist at the weekend in Ndubia village of Igbeagu Community in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi State.
The deceased’s hand was also chopped and placed on his chest as well as his mobile phone which has been off since he was declared missing.
Late Mr Isha is a staff of Igbeagu Development Centre in Izzi local government area of the state until his death.
Sources said the deceased was whisked away a week ago by unknown gunmen with a Hilux van on his way back home from where he went to buy things for his family in the night.
The people of the area had declared him missing and embarked on a search only to later find his mutilated body one week after in a nearby swamp in the area.
A family source who pleaded anonymity also confirmed the death of Isha to Nigerian Pilot, saying the deceased’s body was found where it was badly mutilated.
The source added that the body was found through the help of a relative of the deceased who went to farm.
“One of us went to his farm. While in the farm, he said he perceived offensive ordour that no one could stand it.
“So, when the man was searching for the source of the ordour, he saw the dead body of our brother who had been missing for the past one week”, the source disclosed.
Wife of the deceased, Mrs. Isha Ada who lamented the gruesome murder of her husband called on the law enforcement agents to fish-out the perpetrators.
She described her late husband as a peaceful and caring man who never wanted any trouble and wondered why he was murdered in such gruesome manner.
“I never believed my husband could be killed in this manner because he doesn’t look for anyone’s trouble.
He was good to me, caring and tolerant. Today I have lost a companion, a loving man and a true husband. But those who killed him will never know peace in life”, she lamented.