By Chinelo Nwangene
According to statement signed by the state police public relations officer, SP Haruma Mohammed, the tricycle rider, Mr. Dumebi Oforkansi, a-25- year old man from Ubarunisionye village, Nando, in Anambra East local government area, was kidnapped by unknown persons and taken away along with his tricycle (Keke) while operating it for commercial purpose.
“Following the report, police operatives attached to the command’s state intelligence bureau (SIB) swung into action and arrested one Chizoba Nwoye, aged 29 years of Achalla-agu village, Nteje, in Oyi LGA of Anambra state, who confessed that himself and one Ezennia Nweke, alias ‘Abada” aged about 25 years, of Achalla-Agu, allegedly conspired and killed the victim, buried the corpse inside the bush along Achalla-agu/Nando road and made away with his keke.
“Consequently, suspect led a team of police detectives to the scene, where the victim was buried in a shallow grave and his decomposing body was exhumed, certified by a medical doctor in the presence of the deceased parents, who equally identified the clothes he wore. Thereafter, the body was photographed and released to the deceased father for proper burial.
Mohammed further disclosed that the snatched vehicle was recovered from one Anthony Charles alias ‘Walter’, who was also arrested. According to him, Ezennia Nweke, who allegedly conspired with Chizoba Nwoye to perpetrate the dastardly act is still on the run in order to evade arrest and was subsequently declared wanted by the police.
“The case was still under investigation after which both the murder suspects and the receiver would be charged to court for prosecution”, he added; while urging residents of the state “with useful information about the whereabouts of Ezennia Nweke to contact the nearest police station/formations or call the police emergency number: 07039194332 for prompt action”.