Operatives of the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team have arrested 4 suspects in connection with the abduction and murder of one Mrs Nneka Emeh Kalu.

The arrested suspects include the husband of the deceased.

The woman was earlier reported missing and later found dead in a cassava farm on 29th of August.

The lifeless body was discovered in Ngugworo Community in Nguzu Edda in Afikpo South, Ebonyi State.

The suspects arrested are; Irem Ifeanyi Mbah, Igwe Anya Chima, Okorie Okam and Emeh Kalu – the husband of the victim who is also the principal suspect.

They are all native of Nguzu Edda village in Afikpo South Local Council Area of Ebonyi State.

Emeh Kalu, suspected to have killed his wife

Investigations into the death of the woman follow 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.

Investigations by the Police team revealed that Emeh Kalu – the husband of the deceased, in a bid to fraudulently and hastily ‘inherit’ his wife’s numerous assets including landed property, houses, money in bank and thriving business, etc, procured the services of 5 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 strangled her to death 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.

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