The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a lady, one Loretta Anoh, over the alleged murder of 36-year-old Chikoka Henry in the state.
The lady was arrested on August 4, 2021 by the operatives of the ‘B’ division, Ewet Housing, who also recovered a black-coloured car from the suspect after a report was lodged at the station by the brother to the deceased, one Collins Okpara.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, in a statement on Friday titled, ‘Akwa Ibom Police Command arrests murderer of 36-year-old Chikoka Emeka’, said the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, ordered prompt investigation into the matter upon receipt of the information which led to the arrest of the suspect.
According to Macedon, the operatives traced and arrested the suspect at the point of changing the ownership of the stolen car and recovered the sum of N2.9m from her.
The statement reads in part, “On 4/8/2021 at about 9:10am, following a complaint from one Collins Okpara of Afaha Road, Uyo that he contacted his brother, one Chikoka Emeka Henry, 36 years of age via phone but couldn’t get response, he decided to visit the said Chikoka in his apartment located at No. 2 Osongama Estate, Uyo.
“On arrival, he found him lying in his pool of blood, dead. He further informed the Police that his black 4Matic Mercedes Benz car with Reg. No. EKY 694 GP was removed from the car park.
“The report necessitated the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, to order a prompt investigation. Operatives of ‘B’ Division in Ewet Housing swiftly took action, removed the corpse of the deceased which preliminary examination showed a cut on his head and deposited at University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, for autopsy.
“Operatives trailed and arrested the principal suspect, one Lorretta Anoh ‘f’, who was last seen entering the apartment of the deceased on the 3/8/2021.
“An instant search on the suspect led to the recovery of the sum of two million, nine hundred and forty-three thousand, two hundred and fifty Naira (N2,943,250.00) which she confessed to have stolen from the victim.
“The suspect at the point of arrest was making arrangements to change the ownership of the 4Matic car of the deceased to her personal property.”
The command’s spokesman further stated that the Commissioner of Police has ordered a transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a discreet investigation while warning members of the public to be vigilant and be careful of the company they keep.
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