Police have confirmed the arrest and prosecution of a 22-year-old suspect, Chidubem Osuagwu, for allegedly murdering and stealing the car of his “sugar mummy”, Amarachi Chukwu, in Enugu.
Daniel Ndukwe, the police spokesman in the state, made this known in a statement on Friday.
Ndukwe said police detectives in the homicide section of the criminal investigation department in collaboration with operatives in the state command arrested the suspect on November 8 in the Nekede area of Owerri while attempting to sell the car.
The statement read: “Investigation revealed that the suspect and his cohort at large, had in the morning hours of the mentioned date, conspired and went to the house of the victim, attempted to take away her Toyota Corolla key, which she resisted.
“And upon her resistance, they tied her hands, legs, and mouth with clothes; locked her inside the house and made away with the car.
“Her decomposing remains were, however, found in the said apartment on November 4, after the door was forced open by police operatives serving in Ikirike police division of the command, following receipt of a report that an offensive odour was oozing out of the apartment.
“The police operatives evacuated the remains to the hospital where doctors confirmed her dead and the corpse deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.”
The police spokesperson added that the suspect was arraigned in court and remanded in Enugu correctional facility awaiting a further hearing on the matter.