The Abia State Police Command has paraded two suspects involved in the gruesome murder of a young lady who was a nursing mother of an 11-month old baby boy and took away the baby, which they allegedly sold and got a N150, 000 naira reward.
It was gathered that the lady identified as Chihurumnaya Udeh was a native of Edda, Ebonyi State but a resident at No. 125 Umunkama Road by St. Dominic Ngwa Road, Aba.
She was killed by the two young boys after luring her to a hotel in the Ogbor Hill area of the commercial nerve centre of Abia state.
Disclosing the incident in a statement at the Police Command Headquarters, Umuahia, the Abia Commissioner of Police, CP Janet Agbede, said the incident occurred at Merry Home Hotels, Aba, on April 15, 2022.
According to her, she said on the said day, two suspects Chimaobi Anyim Kalu 25, of No. 44 Nwogu Street Ngwa Road Aba, and David Ogwo Orji 21, resident at Umukanma Roundabout, Ngwa Road, connived and killed Chihurumnaya Udeh while her baby boy of about 11 months was taking away by the suspects.
CP Agbede, revealed that on discovering the misnomer, the proprietor of Merry Home Hotels, Ogbor Hill, Aba, Felix Abengowe, reported to the Police that the corpse of an unidentified female with a sharp cut on her neck was found in one of the hotel rooms, a report that madet the Police swing into action.
On arrival at the scene of the heinous crime, it was discovered that the suspects escaped with the deceased’s baby boy after murdering the mother.
Further police investigations revealed the victim’s name, address as well as the name of the victim’s stolen son “Chimereobioma Silver” aged eleven months, CP Janet Agbede added.
The Commissioner of Police said the suspects were arrested between May 15th and 16th, 2022 upon credible information and upon their arrest, it was discovered that both suspects are motorcycle riders, popularity called “Okada” and both hails from Ugwueke in Bende LGA of Abia State.
She revealed that in their confessional statements, the suspects admitted to administering drug which was a mixture of yoghurt , which was spiked with 8 tablets of piriton tablets on their victim. After taking the yoghurt, she became dizzy, unconscious and slept off, before stabbing her on the neck with broken glass cup which led to instant death as they equally confessed to selling the baby for the Sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira (N150, 000) only, which was shared equally by both suspects
The CP, Abia state Command equally told newsmen that plans are underway to arrest other fleeing suspects, a man and a lady, that could lead to the recovering of the 11 months Chimereobioma Silver who was purportedly sold .
Exhibits found with them included broken glass cup, black material soaked with oil paint and CCTV footage in a flash drive.