Sunday 23 January 2022

Missing mother of two in Lagos found dead, her body allegedly mutilated and buried by her trado-medical doctor


Mercy Henry, the mother of two who was reported missing in Lagos state, has been found dead.

Mercy was declared missing in December 2021, after she left her home to see a trado-medical doctor in Ijegun, a suburb in Lagos state.

When Mercy did not return as expected, her family in despair, began to call all her friends and one of them named Ayo who resides in Port Harcourt, informed them that on that same day, Mercy called her asking for a N30, 000 loan. According to Ayo, Mercy told her that she was ill and needed the money.

Ayo told the family that the money left her account by 1.59pm on the same day and that by 2.02pm, Mercy’s phone was turned off and had remained switched off.

The police then used the information to trace the account she sent the money to and the recipient was ‘Mayowa’ who happened to be Mercy’s Trado-medical doctor. Mercy had given birth to one of her daughters with the assistance of Mayowa.

When interrogated, Mayowa claimed to have seen Mercy four years ago when she came to his traditional birth center to deliver a baby girl. However, his phone history and chats showed that he and Mercy spoke on December 15 at about 9:00p.m.

According to the Mercy’s younger sister, Promise, who confirmed her death, Mayowa confessed to killing Mercy after one of the other three persons arrested in connection with her disappearance confessed that they killed her. The suspect led the police to his backyard where he had mutilated her body, packed them into sacks, and then buried them.

Mercy is survived by two daughters aged five and three years old.

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