In a tale of blood and gore, one Mrs. Eunice Aghanya, the wife of retired police commissioner, Ibezimako Aghanya, was reportedly hacked to death in her Makurdi residence by unknown assailants.
The deceased, it was gathered, had returned home Friday evening at about 4 pm and parked her car in the compound where she lived alone behind Kismet Hotel, off David Mark Bye-Pass in Makurdi town.
Sources say her husband, an ex-commissioner of police who lives in Lagos, had made attempts to talk to his wife Friday evening.
On failing to reach her, he called on his younger brother, who also resides in Makurdi, to check on his wife.
“When the younger Aghanya got to the house, Mrs Aghanya’s car was seen parked, but the door to the house was locked,” a source said.
“He had to break the door to gain entrance into the house. On getting inside, he met Mama Aghanya in a pool of her blood already dead. She was stabbed on the head by her attackers.
“It is strange that she could be murdered in this manner in her private residence that has a police outpost just in front of her house,” he said.
The Benue State police command has confirmed the development, saying an investigation into the matter was already in progress.