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Vigilante Arrested For Killing Lover In Imo



Vigilante Arrested For Killing Lover In Imo

A member of a vigilante group, identified as Chinenye Nwaneri, has been arrested by operatives of the Imo State Police Command for allegedly killing his lover, Chienyenwa Nnodua, in Owerri, Imo State, News About Nigeria reports.

This was disclosed by the police spokesperson, Henry Okoye, during a parade at the command’s headquarters in Owerri.

He stated that the arrest was made after the command received a distress call about the incident.

“Following a distress call received from Bishop Silas Anoruo on January 7, 2024, that the lifeless body of a young lady was seen inside a gutter in front of his uncompleted building at Madumere Street, Christ Road, Owerri, operatives of Owerri Urban Divisional Headquarters mobilised to the scene, recovered the corpse and deposited same for autopsy.

“Preliminary investigation unveiled the identity of the deceased as Chienyenwa Nnodua and further revealed that she was seen last with her alleged lover Chinenye Nwaneri ‘m’, of No. 43, Christ Church Road, Owerri, trekking down to his house very late in the night on 5/01/2024.

“This raised suspicion, which prompted the determined operatives to invite Chinenye Nwaneri, a member of the Umuodu vigilante group for questioning.

“On interrogation, Chinenye Nwaneri initially denied knowing the deceased but later confessed after he was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department that he was with the deceased the night before she was found dead in a gutter but denied that she was his lover.” he said.

He added that, according to the sister of the deceased, Nwaneri was her late sister’s boyfriend for four years, and had informed her on February 5, 2024, that she was going to spend the night in the suspect’s house.

He, however, noted that the suspect would be charged after the investigation.