Abia State Police Command has paraded two suspects involved in the killing of an 11 month nursing mother, Chihurumnaya Udeh, a native of Edda, Ebonyi State but resident at No. 125 Umunkama Road by St. Dominic Ngwa Road, Aba.
Addressing newsmen on Monday in her office 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.
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 sharp cut in her neck was found in one of the hotel rooms, stating that the Police swung into action while on arrival at the scene, it was discovered that the suspects escaped with the deceased’s baby boy after murdering the mother.
She said investigations revealed the victim’s name, address as well as the name of the victim’s stolen son “Chimereobioma Silver” aged eleven months.
CP Agbede informed that the suspects were arrested between May 15th and 16th, 2022 upon credible information, stressing that upon their arrest, it was discovered that both suspects are motorcyclists 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 and piriton tablets on their victim 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.
The CP informed newsmen that plans are underway to arrest one of the fleeing suspects and recover Chimereobioma Silver who was purportedly sold while exhibits found with them included broken glass cup, black material soaked with oil paint and CCTV footage in a flash drive.
She used the opportunity to harp on the need for security consciousness around hotels, schools, churches, residential areas, business premises, recreation centers as well as when driving or on transit.
Meanwhile, in their confessional statement to newsmen, Chimaobi Anyim Kalu Nwogu and David Ogwo Orji, acceded to killing Chihurumnaya Udeh while also admitting to selling her baby for the sum of N150, 000.
Interacting with newsmen shortly, the parents’ of the deceased, Mr and Mrs John Udeh from Edda in Ebonyi State who could not hold their tears, called for justice to be meted to the suspects.