The corpse of a 26-year-old female student of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Blessing Karami, who was declared missing on September 11, has been found.
City & Crime reports that Blessing, who was declared missing after leaving her place of work in Garki, Abuja, on a certain day, broke the news of her death on Wednesday evening.
The deceased’s elder brother, Genesis Moses Karami, who relocated from Kaduna to Abuja to lead the search, said her decomposing corpse was discovered in a bush in Karmo District of Abuja.
He spoke with THE WHISTLER, an online platform, saying that the police from Durumi Division, Abuja, earlier arrested one Aminu, her alleged boyfriend, who was questioned regarding her disappearance.
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He explained that, “Someone called saying he saw a female body in Idu. We asked him to describe what she was wearing, and he told us exactly what we were told my sister wore to the office the day she went missing.”
According to him, after he kept trying to contact the Durumi DPO and it was not going through, he went to the Karmo Division.
He said he met a group of policemen there, but that the caller kept toying with them as he kept changing locations until they got tired and left.
He, however, confirmed that his sister was found dead on Wednesday.
He said, “We saw her decomposed body in the bush here at Karmo. It’s not something we can move, we have to arrange with the environmental people to come and help us pack.
“We cannot travel with it. We just have to bury it here. It seems she had died for days due to the nature of the decomposition.”
The police spokeswoman of the FCT, Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident.
She said “The body of Blessing Karami Moses, a 26-year-old woman who had been missing since September 11, 2023, was tragically discovered in a wooded area in Karmo. Her disappearance was reported to the authorities on September 14, 2023.
“We wish to inform the public that our primary focus at this time, under the directive of the Commissioner of Police, FCT, Haruna G. Garba, is to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the circumstances surrounding Blessing Karami Moses’ untimely death. Our commitment to this case is unwavering, and we are determined to uncover both the immediate and remote causes of this tragic incident.’’