The grieving mother of Plangnan Solomon, who was found dead in Jos with vital organs missing, has recalled warning her daughter not to trust men.
It can be recalled that reports of Plangnan’s dead was shared online recently and it was said that her mutilated body was found near Plateau Radio Television Corporation (PRTV) in Rayfield area of Jos South.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, Mrs Salomi Solomon said her daughter left home on Christmas Eve and planned to return home the next day to celebrate Christmas with the family but never returned.
After three days of not returning home, the family grew worried and made efforts to search for her.
“It is not in her character to leave home and stay longer than time. Anytime she left home, at most, she stayed away for one day and returned but the last time she left, it was unusual,” the mother said.
“Three days after she went out, we didn’t hear from her. I then asked her sisters to call her phone number. We dialed the number severally but there was no response.
“We later heard that a picture of the corpse of a young woman was posted on Facebook but it didn’t occur to us that it was her,” Mrs Salomi said in an emotion laden voice.
The deceased’s nephew, Bridget John, explained how the family was able to trace and identify the corpse of their sister.
“When the body of Plangnan was first discovered, residents of the area had posted the picture of the corpse on various social media platforms to create awareness.
“A day after I saw the picture on Facebook, though I couldn’t recognise who was in the picture, I was disturbed by the development because I knew that my aunt was nowhere to be found, and she could be the one in the picture. I told my grandma about it and asked what about if that corpse was Plangnan’s.
“I called other members of the family to go to where the body was said to have been seen. We took a tricycle and headed to a police outpost in Rayfield where we made enquiries.”
“The police said she had been buried because they couldn’t keep the body with them in that it was getting rotten and wouldn’t be good to leave it like that. Afterwards, we were all taken to Mai Adiko Burial Ground and showed where she was buried. We came back home and informed the family that Plangnan was confirmed dead and already buried.”
The deceased mother further said she had always warned her daughter not to trust men because there are many bad men out there.
“The death of Plangnan is painful but there is nothing I can do. As a believer, we just have to be patient but it is painful. We have accepted it in good faith. Children of today don’t listen to their parents any more. They prefer to do whatever they like. I remember, always warn her to be careful with men.
“This will serve as a lesson to everyone especially women. Never trust men all the time. There are good ones among them but many are bad. Whoever seeks relationship with you, investigate to know if the person is of good character before accepting him. If not, leave him and forge ahead with your life. These are my words to all women,” the mother added.