Crime and Security

Medical Doctor burnt to death in Zamfara

Medical Doctor burnt to death in Zamfara


A medical doctor, Enoch Okpara, was found in his residence in Mareri area of the Zamfara State capital on Saturday, burnt to death.

Okpara, a consultant Obstetrics/Gynaecologist, working at the Federal Medical Centre in Gusau, was found dead at his residence burnt beyond recognition.

His charred remains was found after the church he worshipped in raised an alarm of him missing after not showing up for a programme on Saturday morning, which was quite unusual.

The leaders of the church reportedly contacted some of his colleagues who tried his mobile phone number which rang repeatedly without response. His colleagues who suspected that something was wrong checked his apartment and saw his car parked inside the compound.

The police gained access into Okpara’s apartment after being contacted, found his burnt body in the courtyard while bloodstains were seen on the walls of the room.

Zamfara State Police Command spokesperson, Shehu Mohammed, said the Commissioner of Police Usman Nagogo has ordered an investigation to arrest the perpetrators of the crime and bring them to justice.

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