REVEALED: How Police Arrested Three Brothers For The Murder of Abuja-Based Widow (Photos)
Three brothers have been arrested over the abduction of Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya, a 55-year-old widow who was murdered after honouring the invitation of one of them who was her friend on Facebook.
The suspects – Johnson Emmanuel (38yrs), Gideon Emmanuel (31yrs), and Success Emmanuel (27yrs) – were arrested by the police in their hometown in Imo State where they had taken refuge after committing the crime in order to evade police arrest.
According to a statement signed by Frank Mbah, police public relations officer, on Thursday, the suspects killed the woman after serving her with a drink laced with drugs.
“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, 55 yrs, native of Ozuitem in Bende LGA of Abia State had been kidnapped and a 5-million naira ransom demanded before she could be released,” Mbah said.
“A comprehensive and painstaking investigation by the police operatives resulted in the arrest of the three (3) suspects, whom, in the course of interrogation, revealed that the victim had long been murdered and buried.
“Further findings revealed that the victim, a widow, who had been a Facebook friend of the principal suspect – Johnson Emmanuel, was lured from her home in Gwagwalada to visit the suspect.
“The suspect thereafter took advantage of the 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 phone and demanded 5-million naira ransom as pre-condition for her release.”
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 conceal evidence.