Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 2 August 2018 | 2,723 times
Tragedy struck on Wednesday in Oranto village, Ukpo, Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State, as 25-year-old Uchenna Onyeama’s life was abruptly cut short by her boyfriend, Chika Modili.
Though the reason for shooting his girlfriend to death could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report, News Express gathered that the deceased was shot dead inside the room of the suspect’s friend, identified as Nonso Nwabueze.
The Police public relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident in a statement said the suspects, after committing the crime, escaped to an unknown destination.
The statement read: “On the 29/7/2018 at about 1830hrs, One Uchenna Onyeama, female aged 25 of Orofia village, Abagana was shot and killed by one Chika Modili male of Oranto Ukpo inside his friend’s room at Oranto village Ukpo.
“Police detectives attached to Dunokofia division led by the DPO visited the scene of crime and discovered that the room occupied by one Nonso Nwabueze was locked and the suspects escaped to unknown destination.
“Power of Ingress was used to gain entrance into the room and victim was rushed to Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, where she was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
“One single barrel gun and one expanded cartridge suspected to be used in perpetrating the dastardly act was also recovered inside the room.”
According to the PPRO, the corpse had been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy, while efforts are being made to apprehend the runaway suspects.
In another development, a 34-year-old man allegedly killed his 30-year old wife in Nkpor, Idemili North local government area of the state.
The suspect, James Nwogha reportedly attacked his wife, Jennifer Nwogha with a mortar piston following a disagreement that ensued between them.
The Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, who also confirmed the incident, said the suspect has already been apprehended and in detention.
His words: “On 31/7/2018 at about 0012hrs, one James Nwogha male aged 34 years of NO.2 Umudioka Street Nkpor used mortar piston and hit his wife one Jennifer Nwogha female aged 30 years of the same address on the head during altercation that ensued between them, as a result of which she died instantly.
“Scene of crime was visited by police detectives attached to Ogidi division, corpse photographed and deposited at Iyienu Mortuary for autopsy after it was certified dead by a medical doctor.”
The PPRO added that the mortar piston which was used in perpetrating the crime was recovered while the case will be first investigated before charging the suspect to court or prosecution.
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