Thursday, 4 June 2020

Police nabs 3 brothers for the kidnapped and murder of a widow mother of 5 in Abuja

Read below the statement released by the Nigeria Police Force

Police operative attached to the intelligence response Unit of the NPF have arrested three (3) suspect namely; Johnson Emmaneul-38yrs , Gideon Emmaneul- 31yrs and success Emmaneul- 27yrs for the kidnap and gruesome murder of one Mrs Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya in 14th May, 2020.

The suspects born by same patents , all male and native of Isiekenesi , Ideato LGA of Imo State were arrested by the Police in their home town where they had taken refuge after committing the crime in Abuja, in order to evade police arrest .

Investigations that led to the arrest of the suspects is sequel to complaints received from one Chinedu Ogbonnaya who alleged that his mother , Mrs Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya, 55yrs, native of Ozuitem in Bende LGA of Abia state had been kidnapped and a 5-million naira ransom demanded before she could be released . A comprehensive and painstaking investigation by the police operatives resulted in the arrest of the three suspects , whom, in the course of interrogation, revealed that the victim had long been murdered and buried.

Further finding revealed that the victim, a widow who had been a Facebook friend of the principal suspect - Johnson Emmaneul, was lured from her home in Gwagwalada to visit the suspect.
The suspect thereafter took advantage of her visit , served her yoghurt laced with drugs and subsequently had her murdered .
The suspect having killed the victim and buried her remains in a septic tank , went ahead to reach out to the family of the victim using her and demanded 5 million naira ransom as pre-condition for her release .
Meanwhile , today 4th June , 2020, the suspects led a team of investigators alongside pathologist Lsb to a residence at Wumba District , Lokogama, Abuja where the victim’s decomposing body was exhumed from a septic tank.

The exhumed body has been taken to the University Teaching Hoapiral , Gwagwalada , Abuja for forensic examination.
A Toyota Highlander Jeep belonging to the deceased has also been recovered by Police operatives at a mechanic workshop in Apo where it had been repainted into a different color, vehicle documents fraudulently charged ownership of the stole vehicle criminally transferred to one of the masterminds of the crime - Johnson Emmaneul.

Investigations also revealed that the house where the deceased was killed and buried originally belonged to one of the suspects but was hurriedly sold-off to a thirty party apparently to obliterate evidence .

The Inspector-General of the Police , IGP M A Adams, NPM , mni, while commending the operatives for a job well done, reassured that perpetrators of any form of crimes in the country will not go undetected and unpunished.
He however enjoins citizens to be more security conscious and report any suspicious activities within their neighborhood to the nearest police station .

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