Imo Vigilante Member Arrested For Allegedly Killing His Lover

By Adadareporters

The suspected killer of an Imo young lady, one Chienyenwa Nnodua, has been arrested.

The Imo State Police Command announced that following a distress call received from one Bishop Silas Anoruo on 7/1/2024, the lifeless body of a young lady was seen inside a gutter in front of his uncompleted building at Madumere Street, Christ Road, Owerri.

The state police public relations officer, ASP Henry Okoye, stated that in response to the discovery, operatives of Owerri Urban Divisional Headquarters mobilized to scene, recovered the corpse and deposited same for autopsy.

According to him, “Preliminary investigation unveiled the identity of the deceased as Chienyenwa Nnodua and further revealed that she was seen last with her alleged lover, Chinenye Nwaneri ‘m’, of No 43 Christ Church Road, Owerri, trekking down to his house very late in the night on 5/01/2024.

“This raised suspicion which prompted the determined operatives to invite Chinenye Nwaneri, a member of the Umuodu vigilante group for questioning.

“On interrogation, Chinenye Nwaneri initially denied knowing the deceased but later confessed after he was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) that he was with the deceased the night before she was found dead in a gutter but denied that she was not his lover.

“Competent witnesses including the sister of the deceased and a vigilante member who was on night guard duty with him volunteered statements to the police. The sister of the deceased stated that the suspect was her late sister’s boyfriend for four years, narrating further that her sister informed her on 5/02/2024 that she was going to spend a night in the suspect’s house.

“The vigilante who was on night duty with the suspect stated that he saw him at midnight with the deceased along Christ Church Road while on foot patrol.”

Okoye said investigation is still ongoing, adding that the body of the deceased had been sent to a forensic pathologist to ascertain the cause of death. The case will be charged to court pending the outcome of the investigation, he said.

In another development, Operatives of Imo State Police Command arrested one Onwuhara Nwachukwu, ‘m’, 27, for stabbing to death one Theophilus Ukwe ‘m’ 57yrs over a minor dispute.

Okoye stated that, “On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, stating that he gave the deceased a severe machete cut on his body which resulted in his death because the deceased approached him with a cutlass on his farm while he was harvesting his palm fruit. The suspect will certainly have his day in court.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, has assured the general public that the command will continue to work tirelessly in providing maximum safety and security for all and sundry in the state.

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