One Osuagwu Chidubem (male), 22, has been arrested for allegedly killing his female lover in Enugu, and attempting to sell her car in Imo State.
The suspect was arrested on 08/11/2022 at Nekede, Imo State, according to a release by the Enugu State Police Command Friday night.
DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the state police public relations officer, said the arrest of the suspect was effected through a collaborative effort of the state command and their Imo State counterparts.
Ndukwe stated that the suspect was arrested by the state command’s detectives serving in the Homicide Section of the State CID, Enugu, adding that he was nabbed ‘while he was attempting to sell a Toyota Corolla car he stole from his older female lover, one Amarachi Chukwu aged 32, after murdering her on 01/11/2022 in her residence at Meniru, Awkunanaw, Enugu’.
Ndukwe added that, “Investigations revealed that the suspect and his cohort, at large, had in the morning hours of the mentioned date conspired and went to the house of the victim, attempted to make away with her Toyota Corolla key, which she resisted.
“And upon her resistance, they tied her hands, legs and mouth with clothes; locked her inside the house and made away with the car.”
The PPRO said Miss Chukwu’s decomposing remains were ‘found in the said apartment on 04/11/2022 after the door was forced open by police operatives serving in Ikirike Police Division of the command following the receipt of a report that an offensive odour was oozing out of the apartment’.
He added, “The operatives evacuated the remains to the hospital, where doctors confirmed her dead and the corpse deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
“The suspect was consequently arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigations and has been remanded in the custodial centre custody till further hearing of case.”