The Enugu State Police Command on Sunday said it had arrested three persons for the alleged murder of one Chidera and Great Nwobodo at different locations in the state.
The suspects, Elochukwu Eze (21) from Ishiokwe Agbani; Michael Ani (22) from Mbogodo Agbani; and Monday Nnaji from Amodu, all in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, were said to have murdered their victims for unknown reasons.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, indicated that Eze and Ani allegedly killed Chidera at the Amurri junction in Agbani on June 5, while Nnaji reportedly murdered Nwobodo along the Amodu Ubia Road on June 6, 2019.
Amaraizu said Eze and Ani, who were suspected to be members of a cult, had after attacking Chidera with a machete, abandoned him to die.
He said, “It was gathered that the deceased (Chidera) was found lying in a pool of his blood at the Amurri junction and closer observation revealed machete cuts on his head, hence he was rushed to hospital for medical attention from where he was confirmed dead and the corpse deposited in the Agbani District Hospital’s mortuary for post-mortem examination.
“Also, on June 6, Nnaji allegedly killed one Nwobodo. It was gathered that the deceased was coming back from school alongside three of his siblings on that fateful day along the Amodu Ubia Road when the suspect allegedly attacked him with a machete.”
The PPRO said following the two separate incidents, the state Commissioner of Police, Suleiman Balarabe, ordered full-scale investigation to unmask the perpetrators and unravel the mystery surrounding the dastardly acts.
He added, “This led to the arrest of the three suspects and recovery of exhibits following their revelations.
“The suspects are already helping our personnel in their investigation, just as the corpses of the victims have been deposited in the Agbani District Hospital for post-mortem examination.”