The Operatives of the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested 4 (4) suspects in reference to the kidnapping and grotesque killing of the late Mrs Nneka Nwanyi-Sunday Emeh Kalu who was earlier reported lacking and later discovered lifeless in a cassava farm on August 29, 2021 in Ngugworo Community in Nguzu Edda in Afikpo South, Ebonyi State.
A press release launched by Police spokesperson, Frank Mba, says the suspects recognized as Irem Ifeanyi Mbah, Igwe Anya Chima, Okorie Okam and Emeh Kalu – the husband of the deceased and the principal suspect. The suspects are inside the age bracket of 25 – 40yrs and all native of Nguzu Edda village in Afikpo South Local Council Area of Ebonyi State.
Mba mentioned investigations into the dying of the sufferer adopted a grievance obtained from the individuals of Ngugworo group, Ebonyi State, a border city to Abia State the place the sufferer resided when the decomposing physique of the late Mrs Kalu was found of their group. The discrete investigations carried out by the Police workforce led to the arrest of the 4 suspects.
”Investigations by the Police workforce revealed that Emeh Kalu – the husband of the deceased, in a bid to fraudulently and rapidly ‘inherit’ his spouse’s quite a few belongings together with landed property, homes, cash in financial institution and thriving enterprise, and so forth, procured the providers of 5 (5) different felony components to stage the kidnapping of his spouse by luring her to satisfy him at a junction to choose up somethings for the home.
Investigations additional revealed how the criminals strangled her to dying after acquiring mandatory info on the whereabouts of title paperwork and different related papers of her possessions. Efforts are being intensified to arrest different suspects and individuals indicted within the matter with a view to concluding the investigations.
While condoling with the household of the deceased for the unlucky loss, the power spokesperson enjoined households and kin to be their “brother’s keeper” and supply immediate info to the Police that may help in proactively containing crimes and all types of gender-based violence.
Mba added that every one the suspects could be arraigned in courtroom on completion of the investigation.