The police in Anambra state have arrested a 21-year-old man, Onyeamachi Mmaju, pictured above, for allegedly stabbing his landlord, Nonso Oyikoba, 35, to death in Ogidi Ani-Etiti in Idemili North LGA of the state on Tuesday, October 6.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, disclosed that police operatives attached to Ogidi Division led by the DPO CSP Ekuri Remigius, received a report of the tragic incident, and visited the scene. On getting there, the victim who was found in a pool of his blood, was rushed to Iyi Enu Mission hospital Ogidi for medical attention where he was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival.
Haruna said a careful observation on the deceased body revealed a stab wound on his back while a blood-stained knife allegedly used in perpetrating the act was also recovered as an exhibit at the scene.
”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 statement in part read
Haruna said the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, has ordered for the case to be transferred to the State Criminal investigation department (SCID) for discreet investigation after which the suspect would be charged to Court for prosecution.
Facebook user, Chukwuemeka Michael shared more photos of the deceased and wrote:
“Chukwunonso Umeadi. Great man in Ogidi has gone. AKA Okpele. Jee nke oma brother. Your death shook me. RIP Okpole Ogidi”