3 Brothers Arrested for Killing 55yrs Old Widow they Met on Facebook.
The three brothers Johnson, 38; Gideon, 31; and Success Emmanuel, 27, were arrested in their home town, Isiekenesi , in the Ideato Local Government Area of Imo State, where they flew to after committing the crime in Abuja.
The victim identified as Mrs Janet Ogbonnaya, was allegedly lured to Abuja by one of the siblings, Johnson, who happens to be her Facebook friend. On getting to Abuja, Johnson and his brothers poisoned a yogurt and served her, and then they murdered her and kept her corpse in a tank in the Wumba District, Lokogoma, Abuja, on May 14th, 2020. The case was reported to the police by one Chinedu Ogbonnaya, who happens to be the son of the deceased, after the suspects demanded for five million naira ransom.
The Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the arrest of the suspects on Thursday. According to him, the suspects confessed that they actually killed and buried the victim in a skeptic tank, which they later led the policemen to the tank where her decomposed body was recovered and deposited in the mortuary.
“The suspects buried her remains in a septic tank, then went ahead to reach out to the family of the victim, using her phone, and demanded N 5 m ransom as precondition for her release.
“The suspects led a team of investigators and pathologists to a residence in the Wumba District , Lokogoma , Abuja , where the victim ’s decomposing body was exhumed from the septic tank .
“The body has been taken to the University Teaching Hospital , Gwagwalada, for forensic examination .”
The policemen also recovered the victim’s Toyota Highlander SUV, which was repainted and sold out using fake documents.
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