The long arms of the Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Response Team, (IRT), have caught up with one Mr. Emeh Kalu, a native of Nguzu Edda village, in Afikpo South Local Council Area of Ebonyi State, for allegedly killing his wife, Mrs. Nneka Nwanyi-Sunday Emeh Kalu, just in a bid to fraudulently, and hastily, lay claim on her numerous assets, and properties, which include; landed properties, houses, money in bank, and a thriving business.
To achieve his aim, Mr. Emeh Kalu, employed the services of criminally minded persons like himself, by staging the abduction of his wife.
Investigations revealed how Mr. Emeh Kalu lured his wife to come pick some items for home use at a junction, and alerted his other gang members, who kidnapped her, got necessary information on the whereabouts of her title documents, and other relevant papers of her properties, then strangled her to death.
The case came to Police officials’ table, after Mrs. Nneka Nwanyi-Sunday Emeh Kalu was declared missing. She was later found dead, in a cassava farm on 29th August, 2021, in Ngugworo Community, Nguzu Edda, in Afikpo South of Ebonyi State.
On seeing the decomposing body of a lady, the villagers alerted police authorities, who identified her as the missing Nneka, and swiftly began investigations into the cause of her death.
According to Police spokesman, Frank Mba, who confirmed the incident, four suspected persons, including Mr. Emeh Kalu, the deceased husband, have been arrested, in connection with the abduction, and murder.
Mr. Emeh Kalu, who allegedly masterminded the crime, has since been arrested. He was arrested alongside other suspected persons, who were in connection with the kidnap, and consequent murder, of late Nneka Emeh Kalu.
The suspects include: Irem Ifeanyi Mbah, Igwe Anya Chima, and Okorie Okam; all within the age bracket of 25 – 40 years, and all native of Nguzu Edda village, in Afikpo South Local Council Area, of Ebonyi State.
Reacting to the sad news, Frank Mba, who commiserated with the family of the deceased, enjoined family members to be concerned about one another, and to promptly report any gender based violence, and other known criminal activities, for quick intervention of Police officials.