Killings in Southeast: Judge hails woman for testifying in children’s murder case
Justice Teddy Eruba of Osisioma High Court III on Thursday commended Mrs. Ogechi Chima-Osuagwu, for her courage to testify in the case of her two children murdered in Aba on April 2, 2021.
Eruba is the judge hearing the murder of two of Chima-Osuagwu’s children, Bright (9), and Victory (7) at their home on No 32 Osuga Street, Abayi Ogbuligba, Osisioma LGA, Abia State.
The children were allegedly murdered in their home on April 2, 2021, by four accused persons, Chigozie Ikeokwu, Amanna Temple, Chukwuebuka Nnamani, and Godwin Chimezie.
“We are very sorry for what happened to you and your husband. We assure you that we will do our best to do justice to the matter as it is within our powers, and within the confines of what is presented to this court.
“But I want to tell you to speak to God about your matter because it is only God that can guarantee true justice,” he said.
Mrs Chima-Osuagwu, who is a trader, said she did not know the first and second accused persons, Chigozie Ikokwu and Amanna Temple allegedly being parties to the murder of her children.
She, under cross-examination, said she saw them first during the last adjourned date on the matter when she came to testify but was not called up.
The witness said that when she returned from the market on that fateful day, she met her only neighbour in the building, Mrs Ifeoma Ethelbert, and her children in the building.
Following questions from a defence lawyer, she said that she told the police that investigated the matter about it.
She said her building was surrounded by bushes, hence nobody would know what was happening inside it if the person did not enter the compound.
Chima-Osuagwu also said that no specific person told her that the first and second accused killed her two children, but that it was their confession that brought them in on the matter.
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