On Thursday, September 9th, the corpse of 26-year-old Faith Aigbe was found dead in an Edo traditional ruler’s car identified as Iguodala Ogieriakhi.
Iguodala who is the Enogie of Uroho in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State was accused of beating Faith to death after her corpse was found abandoned in his Lexus 330, at the premises of the Edo Specialist Hospital.
The traditional chief, however, denied the allegation, claiming that Faith was eight months pregnant for him and she died while aborting their baby.
Aigbe’s family members denied that their daughter was ever pregnant, insisting she was murdered by the Enogie.
‘He Was Married To 4 Wives, He Beat Her To Death For Refusing To Date Him”
According to the family of the deceased, the community leader has been pestering Faith for a relationship.
Iguodala Ogieriakhi is reportedly married to four wives and on Thursday lured the deceased to a location where she informed him that she is engaged to another man and planning her wedding.
Enraged by the information, he was said to have brutally assaulted Faith until she lost consciousness. He then bundled her into his tinted Lexus 350, drove to the Specialist Hospital in Benin City, and fled, leaving her to die.
Her body was found in the vehicle belonging to the community leader at the Specialist Hospital in Benin City on Thursday, September 9.
A Facebook user, Pharez Okpere who relayed the incident said as the young girl was a teacher in one of the schools in the community and the said Ohen has been pestering her for a relationship despite married to 4 wives.
Yesterday the Ohen lured her to a location yesterday where she informed the Ohen that she is planning her introduction to get married, enraged by the information, he went into a rage and beat the young girl mercilessly until she became unresponsive, then he dragged her into his tinted Lexus 350 and drove her to central hospital, on arrival at central hospital he parked his car with the young girl inside and fled the scene without trying to get the hospital emergency teams to administer treatment or first aid to her
After some hours, her family started a frantic search for her and one of the boys to the Ohen informed the family of her whereabouts, they rushed to the hospital parking lot and searched for the car on finding the car and the young girl sucked in the back seat the mother tried to force the car door open in the hope that the girl might still be alive but the hospital security stopped her and requested they go get the police.
The distraught mother then rushed to Aideyan police station and after 2 hours the police reluctantly accompanied them there, instead of the police to quickly force the car open they insisted on towing the car to their police station saying that they do not have the power to force open the car.
“Again the distraught mother watching life sneaking out of her daughter went to look for a towing van and after about 5 hours the car was eventually towed to the police station where the police then broke the glass of the car and discovered that the young girl had given up the ghost
“The family of the young girl are in serious pains now and the said Ohen is bragging that nothing can happen to him. The mother of the deceased girl called me early this morning and tearfully narrated her ordeal to me. I am asking you all to help the family of Faith Aigbe to call on the police to immediately arrest and prosecute the said Ohen.”
“I Did Not Kill Her, She Was Pregnant For Me”
The Enogie denied killing 25-year-old Faith Aigbe, claiming they were in a relationship.
In an interview with journalist, Festus Alenkhe, the Enogie claimed that Faith was eight months pregnant for him and she died while aborting their baby.
According to Ogieriakhi, he loved Faith and was ready to marry her but some of her family members were against the relationship and encouraged her to commit abortion.
He said Faith lived with him in his palace and he was going to marry her but her family members did not approve of their union.
He added that she was 8 months pregnant for him but her family pressured her into aborting the baby. It was the act of forcefully inducing the pregnancy that led to her death.
Replying to why he abandoned her in his car, he said when she started screaming at 3 am in the morning, he rushed her to the hospital but they rejected her. She gave up the ghost while he was on his way to another hospital. He said she was pronounced dead in his car so he just reported himself to the nearest police station.
Read what he wrote below:
“Faith is a woman l proposed to marry. She lived with me in my palace. But I have been having issues with some of her family members who do not want me to marry her,” he said.
“Faith was eight months pregnant for me, but some of her family members who do not want me to marry her encouraged her to commit abortion. She forcefully induced her pregnancy, leading to the death of the unborn child,”
“I have had a serious quarrel with the people who did it. Suddenly, today Thursday 9 September 2021 around 3 am, I heard her screaming in my house. She complained of serious stomach pain. I quickly rushed her to a private hospital, but they rejected her and referred us to another bigger hospital. “But before I drove to Specialist Hospital along Sapele road in Benin city, she died.
“When the doctors in the hospital came to check her, they pronounced her dead while she was still in my car. It was at that point, I quickly reported myself to the police station near my house. I am right now at the police station.”
Ogieriakhi denied killing Faith, assuring that an autopsy would prove his innocence.
“She Died Of Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy” – Autopsy
The autopsy carried out on the corpse of 26-year-old Faith Aigbe has revealed that she died of Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy.
On Wednesday, September 22, the Edo state police command released the official autopsy of the late Aigbe.
Spokesman of the command, Bello Kontongs, in a statement said the cause of death is Hemorrhage Shock, ruptured tubal Ectopic gestation with massive Hemoperitoneum.
“The Edo State Police Command wishes to inform the public that the autopsy of one Faith Aigbe who died in the house of her boyfriend, Enogie of Uroho, Iguodala Ogieriakhi,” the statement read.
“He was suspected to have killed his girlfriend who was eight months pregnant. But after series of investigation and the autopsy from the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) reveals the cause of death and signed by Dr. Wilson Akhiwu
“The autopsy result reads: That the cause of death is Hemorrhage Shock, ruptured tubal Ectopic gestation with massive Hemoperitoneum. These are the things that the medical personnel said led to her death.
“So we are using this opportunity to let the public know the cause of the death. Based on this report, it shows that the Enogie may not have been culpable of the crime the family of the deceased accuse him of committing and the police will consider him for bail,” he added.