The deceased Magistrate Odera Onumajero, kidnapped in Imo State.

By Ajibade Awofeso,Owerri.

It came to many as a shock that a jurist as important as a magistrate will be kidnapped, shot in the head, later gave up the ghost in a hospital where she was receiving treatment and the judiciary, state government and security agencies never made mention of the sad incident.

The unfortunate incident and information on what really happened was never disclosed by the aforementioned authorities. It was concealed and kept from public view hence, the curiosity by certain persons who feel something was wrong.

However, our investigation into the matter unraveled critical happenings in the sad incident.

A member of the family who spoke to our correspondent in Owerri on condition of anonymity said the court inspector Odera Onumajero was kidnaped about a month ago, she managed to escape from the kidnapers’ den but sustained serious gunshot injury in head.

‘She crawled through thick bush wounded and soaked in blood until she came to safety. The family for fear of her life never made the situation known to public for security reasons.’

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Odera before her untimely death was an energetic women with a very sociable and down to earth spirit. She worked as a court inspector.

When contacted, the police public relations officer in Imo state, CSP Michael Abattam said he was not aware of such incident, he promised to get back once he gets intel but never did as of the time of filing this report.

The leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association in Imo State said it did not have information on the kidnap of Magistrate Odera Onumajero.

Odera’s kidnap incident was kept in the cooler for no just cause, no one made mention of it until her death, a situation that left many with the big question, if such was done on the prompting of any authority.

The killing of Odera was one death too many for the judiciary, it is however disheartening the manner in which her case was handle without much regards to her person. This calls for sober reflection as none of the powers that be has come out to condemn the nefarious act.

Though Odera is still being mourned by her family, nothing will gladden their heart the more other than the arrest and persecution of her killers by security agencies.