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In Enugu: She answered a phone call, left and never returned alive -Theguardian


For the Chiawa family of Aguobuowa, Ezeagu local council, Enugu State, August 1, this year, would remain one of the days they wish had not come, as memories of the day bring deep sorrow.



It was the day its breadwinner and mother of five, Mrs. Gloria Chiawa, was hacked to death by unknown persons in circumstances that have now elicited several questions from the public.

The woman, who was billed to travel the next day to the village for the annual August meeting, had returned from the market where she made purchases for the journey to her shop at the Police Detective College, Agbani road.

Shortly after, a phone call had come and she left to answer the caller, with an instruction to her salesgirl to take care of the shop as she wouldn’t belong. She never returned alive.
She was found lifeless the next morning at Affa street in Uwani axis of the state. Those who killed her had dropped her body by the road, after dispossessing her of the small handbag containing her phone.



The Guardian gathered that Madam Gloria, whose husband, a police officer allegedly died of poison in 2007, leaving her solely with the responsibility of raising the family, had at about 5:00 p.m. that fateful day, left her shop in the care of her salesgirl after receiving a call from her phone.
Although her car, which her mechanic serviced that morning for her journey to the village was parked in front of her shop, she decided to walk her way, an indication that her destination may not be too far.

Chikamso Chiawa, one of her daughters who narrated the incident to The Guardian stated that she was on her way from school when she saw her mother trekking from their shop towards the traffic light near depot bus stop.

Chikamso said they got there and discovered that the body was their mother and that the way she appeared indicated that she was strangled.



Another heavy tragedy befell the family a few years after, when their first daughter, her husband, two of their children and their younger sister living with them were involved In a motor accident that claimed their lives at Aki Na Ukwa junction, in Awgu, Enugu.

The police said investigations have commenced into the matter. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, said all would be done to unravel circumstances behind her death.(Theguardian)

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