Tens of women in Obi-Obeti Akoku Community, Ukwani Local Government Area of Delta State, yesterday took to the streets nude in the early hours to protest the mysterious death of a 40-year old hunter.
Reports said the women had declared a seven-day period of abstinence from social functions, until the killers of the person identified as Dada (Surname withheld) from Ogume, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state are found.
Meanwhile some residents of the Community for fear of the unknown have fled the area as Ogume people have allegedly threatened to avenge the killing of their son.
The threat had jolted the residents, forcing the women to take to the streets half naked to protest the killing, even as they rained curses on the killers.
Unconfirmed sources said that there had been scores of unidentified persons found dead in the area in the recent times which residents feared might be connected with rituals.
LEADERSHIP reliably gathered that the victim of the mysterious death was found by a road junction in the community after he reportedly excused himself from a drinking joint to go for his hunting expedition the previous night.
The corpse was found covered with a white wrapper and bore a deep matchet cut, but no blood stain at the scene apart from blood stains from foams gushing out of his mouth.
The Divisional Police officer (DPO) in the area, who did not want his name in print confirmed that the protest took place in the early hours adding that it was a taboo to see the women’s nakedness.
He said: “we are on top of the investigation while the women took short cut to found the killers.”