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Edo Widow Weeps, Accuses Man Of Burying Two Corpses On Her Land

Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting


A six years old widow, Mrs. Esther Aimie Aimhekagbon, has cried out to the Edo State Private Properties Protection Committee, headed by Hon. Justice Alero Edodo-Eruaga(Retd) to help recover her land from one Uzama Osaretin Alexander.

She made the appeal when she appeared before Edo State Private Properties Protection Committee at the Government House, Benin.

Mrs. Aimhekagbon, while addressing the panel, said that she bought the parcel of land with her late husband’s pension’s money but was so surprised that the said Alexander has gone there to bury persons on it.

“I bought my land measuring 50 by 100 in Egor Community in 2001 only to be alerted by a neighbour that a grave was being dug in the land few years after.

“Later in the evening, I was there and witnessed as the Respondent brought in a corpse and buried the remains in the land.

“This happened in 2016, making it two corpses that the Respondent had buried in the land.

“He had earlier buried a woman, I learnt this latest one was the daughter of that woman.

“I know the Respondent very well. He cannot deny it”, Aimhekagbon alleged

The widow prayed the Committee to help her recover the land which she stated was bought with late husband’s death benefit paid to her children by NITEL.

Respondent Uzama Osaretin Alexander however denied the allegation of having buried corpses in the Petitioner’s land.

He said he had nothing to do with the land in dispute and also denied having met the Petitioner, Esther Aimie Aimhekagbon before.

The Investigative Police Team is set to visit the said land to verify the Petitioner’s claims.

Meanwhile, the Petitioner stated that her vendor, Chief Reuben Ogiegor had died shortly after transferring the land to her but said that her witnesses were alive.

The Committee has adjourned the case till July 8 while investigations continued.



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