Operatives of the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, have arrested four suspects in connection with the abduction and gruesome killing of one Mrs Nneka Nwanyi-Sunday Emeh Kalu.
According to a statement issued Tuesday, December 15, 2021, by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, CP Frank Mba, Mrs. Kalu, who had earlier been reported missing, was on 29th August, 2021, found dead in a cassava farm in Ngugworo Community in Nguzu Edda in Afikpo South, Ebonyi State.
TheFact Nigeria learns that one of the suspects, and the principal one, is Emeh Kalu, who happens to be the husband of the deceased. The other suspects are Irem Ifeanyi Mbah, Igwe Anya Chima and Okorie Okam. The suspects who are aged between 25 and 40 years are all natives of Nguzu Edda village in Afikpo South Local Council Area of Ebonyi State.
According to the police, investigations into the death of the victim followed a complaint received from the people of Ngugworo community, Ebonyi State, a border town to Abia State where the victim resided, about the decomposing body of the late Mrs Kalu, which was discovered in their community.
The discrete investigations carried out by the Police team led to the arrest of the four suspects.
Investigations by the Police team revealed that Emeh Kalu, the husband of the deceased, in a bid to fraudulently and hastily ‘inherit’ his wife’s numerous assets including landed property, houses, money in bank and thriving business, among other assets, procured the services of five other criminal elements to stage the abduction of his wife.
This they did by luring her to meet him at a junction to pick up somethings for the house. Investigations further revealed how the criminals strangled her to death after obtaining necessary information on the whereabouts of title documents and other relevant papers of her possessions.
Police say efforts are being intensified to arrest other suspects and persons indicted in the matter with a view to concluding the investigations.
The Force, while condoling the family of the deceased for the unfortunate loss, enjoined families and relatives to be their “brother’s keepers” and provide prompt information to the Police that would assist in proactively containing crimes and all forms of gender-based violence.
All the suspects would be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.