Operatives of the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested one Emeh Kalu for allegedly masterminding the kidnap and gruesome m*rder of his wife, Mrs Nneka Nwanyi-Sunday, in Abia State.
The deceased who was earlier reported missing, was found d*ad in a cassava farm on August 29, 2021 in Ngugworo Community in Nguzu Edda in Afikpo South, Ebonyi State.
Her husband and principal suspect, Kalu was arrested alongside three other suspects identified as Irem Ifeanyi Mbah, Igwe Anya Chima and Okorie Okam.
The Force spokesman, CP Frank Mba, in a statement on Wednesday, December 15, said, “The suspects are within the age bracket of 25 – 40years and all native of Nguzu Edda village in Afikpo South Local Council Area of Ebonyi State.
Investigations into the d*ath of the victim followed complaint received from the people of Ngugworo community, Ebonyi State, a border town to Abia State where the victim resided, when the decomposing body of the late Mrs Kalu was discovered in their community.
The discrete investigations carried out by the Police team led to the arrest of the four suspects. Investigations revealed that Emeh Kalu – the husband of the deceased, in a bid to fra*dulently and hastily ‘inherit’ his wife’s numerous assets including landed property, houses, money in bank and thriving business, etc, procured the services of five other criminal elements to stage the abduction of his wife by luring her to meet him at a junction to pick up somethings for the house.
Investigations further revealed how the criminals str*ngled her to d*ath after obtaining necessary information on the whereabouts of title documents and other relevant papers of her possessions.
Efforts are being intensified to arrest other suspects and persons indicted in the matter with a view to concluding the investigations.”