A 30-year old man, Ebube Oba, was on Sunday, June 26, 2022, arrested by the police over alleged murder of his neighbour, Mrs Uzomaka Ekpe.
A statement by DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Anambra Command, said that Oba was apprehended after he allegedly killed his neighbour and mother of two at Nkpor Agu area of Ogidi, Anambra.
The statement noted that the suspect, residing at Ugochukwu lane Nkpor Agu, Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra, was locked in a quarrel with late Mrs Ekpe at about 4.33 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Ikenga said that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and the deceased, during the quarrel, exchanged blows which resulted in her death.
Preliminary information revealed that, “Ebube hit Mrs Uzomaka Ekpe on the chest and face with fist blows before she collapsed.
“She was rushed to the hospital and was later confirmed dead by a medical doctor on duty.
“The body of late Mrs Ekpe had been deposited at the morgue, while the suspect is in police custody for further investigation, after which the case will be charged to court,” he said.
Ikenga however stated that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Echeng Echeng, advised residents of the state to learn how to control their anger during quarrels.
In another development, the command said it rescued a kidnap victim and recovered two vehicles on Saturday at Ezinifite, Aguata area of the state.
“Police Operatives at about 4 p.m. on June 25, rescued an abducted victim and recovered one Lexus 350 Salon with Registration number EPE 316 HE and Ford SUV with Registration number; GGE 769 FT on Ezinifite road, Aguata.
“The victim was abducted in the early hours of Saturday at Nwanchi village, Agulu, Snapchat area of the state.
“The abductors forced the victim inside the booth of his Lexus and took off but the Police on receipt of the information intensified patrols within the area
“This made the hoodlums abandon the victim, his vehicle, their operational vehicle and fled.”
He said his boss Echeng, had assured that the confidence reposed in the police on the protection of lives and property, and maintenance of law and order would never be taken for granted.