Three brothers, Johnson Emmanuel – 38, Gideon Emmanuel – 31 and Success Emmanuel – 27 years of age, have been arrested by police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, over the kidnap and gruesome murder of one Mrs. Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya.
According to police findings, the victim – Janet and the principal suspect, Johnson Emmanuel, both met on Facebook where Janet was lured from her home in Gwagwalada to pay Johnson a visit, which led to her unfortunate demise on the 14th of May, 2020. Police revealed that the suspect took advantage of the visit, served her yoghurt laced with drugs, and subsequently murdered her. Furthermore, the suspect was said to have buried her remains in a septic tank before reaching out to the family of the victim via phone conversation to demand a 5 million Naira ransom as a pre-condition for her release.
The evil act of the suspects was revealed sequel to a petition raised by the alleged son of the deceased, Chinedu Ogbonnaya, who alleged that his mother, Mrs. Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya, 55 years and a native of Ozuitem in Bende LGA of Abia State, had been kidnaped with a 5 million naira ransom being demanded as a condition for her release.
The suspects were arrested by the police in their home town where they had taken refuge after committing the crime in Abuja in an attempt to evade arrest. On the 4th June, 2020, the suspects led a team of investigators alongside pathologists to a residence at 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, Abuja, for forensic examination, police revealed.
Further revelation by the police shows that the house where the deceased was killed and buried, owned by one of the suspects, was hurriedly sold-off to a third party in an attempt to distort facts.
Revealing via its twitter page, Police informed that a Toyota Highlander Jeep belonging to the victim has also been recovered by Police operatives at a mechanic workshop in Apo where it had been repainted into a different colour. The vehicle documents were fraudulently changed and ownership of the stolen vehicle criminally transferred to one of the masterminds of the crime – Johnson Emmanuel.