Nigerian Police operatives have arrested three brothers of the same parent over the kidnap and murder of one Mrs. Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya on 14th May 2020.
The three (3) suspects are; Johnson Emmanuel – 38yrs, Gideon Emmanuel – 31yrs and Success Emmanuel – 27yrs.
The suspects, all-male and native of Isiekenesi, Ideato LGA of Imo State were arrested by operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Unit of the NPF.
They were arrested in their home town where they had taken refuge after committing the crime in Abuja.
The journey to their arrest began after one Chinedu Ogbonnaya complained that his mother, Mrs. Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya, 55yrs, a 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, who, in the course of interrogation, revealed that the victim had long been murdered and buried.
Further findings revealed that the victim, a widow, had been a Facebook friend of the principal suspect – Johnson Emmanuel.
She was lured from her home in Gwagwalada to visit the suspect.
The suspect thereafter took advantage of the visit, served her yogurt laced with drugs, and subsequently had her murdered.
The suspect killed the victim and buried her remains in a septic tank.
They then went ahead to reach out to the family of the victim using her phone and demanded 5-Million naira ransom as pre-condition for her release.
However, a Toyota Highlander Jeep belonging to the deceased was also recovered by Police operatives at a mechanic workshop in Apo where it had been repainted into a different color.
Investigations, however, revealed that the vehicle documents were fraudulently changed and ownership of the stolen vehicle was criminally transferred to one of the masterminds of the crime – Johnson Emmanuel.
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 third party apparently to obliterate evidence.
Meanwhile, today 4th June 2020, the suspects led a team of investigators alongside pathologists to the residence at Wumba District, Lokogoma, Abuja where the victim’s decomposing body was exhumed from a septic tank.
The exhumed body has been taken to the University Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja for forensic examination.