OPERATIVES of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested a tenant, Onyeamachi Mmaju (25) who allegedly murdered his landlord, one Nonso Umeadi Oyiboka (35) in Ogidi in Idemili North LGA.
A statement by SP Muhammed Haruna, PPRO, Anambra State Command on Wednesday revealed that the duo exchange words over bringing women into the compound leading to the fight.
The statement reads;
“On the 6/10/2020 at about 3:30am, there was a report of alleged murder of a (Landlord through inheritance) one Nonso Umeadi Oyiboka ‘m’ aged 35years of Ogidi Ani-Etiti in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State by his tenant one Onyeamachi Mmaju ‘m’ aged 21years of same address.
“Following the report, Police operatives attached to Ogidi Division led by the DPO CSP Ekuri Remigius visited the scene and rushed victim who was found in a pool of his blood to Iyi Enu Mission hospital Ogidi for medical attention where he was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival. Corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.
“However, a careful observation on the deceased body revealed stab wound on his back while a blood-stained knife allegedly used in perpetrating the act was also recovered as exhibit at the scene.
“Meanwhile, preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased allegedly had a short quarrel over “bringing of too many women into the compound” that eventually led to a scuffle which resulted to the deceased being stabbed to dead.
“The Commissioner of Police CP John B. Abang has ordered for the case to be transferred to the State Criminal investigation department (CID) for discreet investigation after which suspect would be charged to Court for prosecution”.