NewsImo Police Arrest Vigilante For Allegedly Killing Lover

Imo Police Arrest Vigilante For Allegedly Killing Lover


February 28, (THEWILL) – The Imo State Police Command has arrested a vigilante officer, Chinenye Nwaneri, for allegedly killing his lover, Chienyenwa Nnodua.

Spokesperson of the Command, ASP Henry Okoye, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday, said the deceased’s lifeless body was recovered from a gutter at Madumere Street, Christ Road, Owerri, by policemen following a distress call.

“Following a distress call received from one Bishop Silas Anoruo ‘m’ on 7/1/2024, that the lifeless body of a young lady was seen inside a gutter in front of his uncompleted building at Madumere Street, Christ Road, Owerri, operatives of Owerri Urban Divisional Headquarters mobilised to the scene and recovered the corpse and deposited same at Imo State General Hospital for autopsy.


“Preliminary investigation unveiled the identity of the deceased as Chienyenwa Nnodua and further revealed that she was seen last with her alleged lover, Chinenye Nwaneri ‘m’, of No 43, Christ Church Road, Owerri, trekking down to his house very late in the night on 5/01/2024,” the statement read in part.

Okoye added that on interrogation, Nwaneri initially denied knowing the deceased but later confessed after he was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) that he was with the deceased the night before she was found dead in a gutter but denied that she was his lover.

“In another different development, Operatives of Imo State Police Command arrested one Onwuhara Nwachukwu, ‘m’, 27 yrs for stabbing to death one Theophilus Ukwe ‘m’, 57 yrs over a minor dispute.

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime stating that he gave the deceased a severe machete cut on his body, which resulted in his death because the deceased approached him with a cutlass on his farm while he was harvesting his palm fruit. The suspect will certainly have his day in court.

“The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Aboki Danjuma, therefore, assures the general public that the Command will continue to work tirelessly in providing maximum safety and security for all and sundry in the State,” Okoye said.

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