Posted on Jul 10, 2019
The Imo State Police Command has arrested one Chukwuemeka Eze for allegedly raping and killing a 27-year-old female, Lilian Mgbanwa, who just completed her National Youth Service Corps.
Eze was paraded on Monday by the Force Public relations Officer, Frank Mba, at the Police Command Headquarters in Owerri, the state capital.
The police spokesman told reporters that Eze, who hails from Mgbidi in Oru West Local Government Area of the state, was arrested after an indigene of the community tipped the police off.
‘No Perfect Crime’
According to Mba, the suspect has so far confirmed to have committed the crime and also taken the police to the scene where the remains of the victim were buried.
He said, “Not only did Chukwuemeka Eze rape the innocent young woman at the end of that sexual assault, he also went ahead to cover his crime by murdering the innocent woman.
“But like we have always told people, there are no perfect crimes anywhere in the world.”
After committing the crime, the suspect was said to have taken the victim’s phone to a shop where he intended to charge it.
“A very observant Nigerian who owns the shop looked at Chukwuemeka Eze who had brought this phone to his shop and was very convinced from his character, that he probably may not be the owner of the phone,” Mba narrated.
He added, “As soon as Emeka turned his back, this very patriotic Nigerian turned on the phone and the first call that came was from a blood relative of the murdered female who requested to speak to her sister.
“It was in the course of that conversation that it became very clear that Emeka was not the owner of the phone.”
The Force Public Relation Officer also paraded other suspects who were allegedly involved in kidnapping, armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms in the state.