Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old man, Onyeamachi Mmaju, over alleged killing of his landlord, Mr. Nonso Umeadi Oyiboka, in Ogidi, in Idemili Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that trouble began when the landlord confronted Onyemachi for always bringing women into the house.
The police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, while confirming the incident disclosed that it happened around 3am on Wednesday.
Mohammed, said: “On Wednesday October 6,at about 3:30am, there was a report of alleged murder of a (Landlord through inheritance), Nonso Umeadi Oyiboka, 35, Ogidi Ani-Etiti in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State by his tenant, Onyeamachi Mmaju, 21, of same address.”
Mohammed said, following the report, police operatives attached to Ogidi Division led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) CSP Ekuri Remigius, visited the scene and rushed the victim who was found in a pool of his blood to Iyi Enu Mission hospital Ogidi for medical attention where he was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival.
“The body has been deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy. He however, said a careful observation on the deceased body revealed wound on his back while a blood stained knife allegedly used in perpetrating the act was also recovered as exhibit at the scene.”
Meanwhile, preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased allegedly had a short quarrel over “bringing of too many women into the compound” that eventually led to a scuffle which resulted to the deceased being stabbed to dead.
Mohammed said the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, had ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.
He added that the suspect would be charged after thorough investigation.