Body of 40-year-old hunter found in Delta lake

Four days after he went missing, the body of a 40-year-old hunter, Mr. Augustine Oyubu, has been found in a lake at Otumara Road Ogharefe in Ethiope West local council of Delta State.

In deep distress, the widow, Mrs. Itite Oyubu, told journalists at the weekend that her husband had gone to the woods on that fateful day around 6:30p.m. in the evening and when she called him on his mobile phone at about 8p.m., he said he was fine.

Fighting back a teardrop, she wailed that the deceased told her that he had arrived the hunting ground sometimes last week but was drenched in the rain. She said that was the last conversation she had with the head of the family.

The news of the missing hunter had prompted the setting up of a search party to comb the wood where he normally goes for hunting but four days after there was no luck as to his whereabouts.

A team of traditionalists, soothsayers and medicine men had stormed the area for a thorough search, which yielded no result.

However, the lifeless body of the hunter was found in a lake by one Dr. Israel Futighe, with no injury inflicted on him though the head and face were swollen.

A local who would not want his name in print, explained that such mysterious deaths in the land are taboos and desecrate the land and so the deceased could not be buried in Oghara, except the Inotu and Chief Priest liaise and perform all the necessary rituals and sacrifice.

The sudden demise of the hunter was felt by Oboromudu community and his close associates as the incident served as a lesson for all hunters in the area, that the bush is no longer safe for hunting.

In line with Oghara tradition, after due consultation with the Chief Priest, the body of Oyubu was buried at the place his corpse was found since the cause of his death was unknown.

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