The Enugu State Police Command, in collaboration with the Imo State Police Command, have arrested one Osuagwu Chidubem at Nekede, Owerri, the Imo State capital, while attempting to sell a Toyota Corolla car he stole from his 32-year-old female lover, Amarachi Chukwu, after killing her.
The suspect, according to a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday by the Enugu State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, committed the crime on November 1, 2022, at the residence of deceased, in Meniru, Awkunanaw, Enugu.
”Investigation revealed that the suspect and his cohort at large, had in the morning hours of the said date conspired and visited the residence of the victim, attempted to take her Toyota Corolla key, which she resisted.
“Consequently, they were said to have tied her hands, legs and mouth with clothes; locked her inside the house and drove away in her car.
“Her decomposing remains were, however, found in the said apartment on 04/11/2022, after the door was forced opened 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.
“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 investigation and has been remanded in Custodial Centre till further hearing of case,” Ndukwe said.