By Pamela Eboh, Awka
20-year-old Uchechi Eze, an indigene of Ezza Local Government Area of Ebonyi has allegedly beheaded his 4-year-old nephew, Chiemere Ezekiel with an axe.
The suspect who resides at Ugamma Village, Obosi in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State was said to have absconded after committing the crime But, he was later arrested following an intelligence report.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed, the suspect was arrested at a hideout smoking a substance suspected to be Cannabis Sativa following an intelligence report.
He said that the victim died on the spot before the suspect ran away.
Mohammed added, “It would be recalled that on the 16/3/2020 at about 10pm, One Uchechi Eze ‘m’ aged 20 years of Ezza LGA of Ebonyi State but reside at Ugamma Village,Obosi used Axe and allegedly beheaded his nephew one Chiemere Ezekiel ‘m’ aged 4 years of Ugamma Village,Obosi in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State.Victim died on the Spot and suspect escaped to unknown destination.
“Police operatives attached to Obosi Division visited the Scene and took the victim to Unity hospital Obosi where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor and his Corpse deposited at ST. Edward mortuary for autopsy.
“Suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime and the exhibit he used in perpetrating the dastardly act was also recovered in his possession.”
He said that the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang has directed that the case be transferred to the Criminal investigation department(CID) for discreet investigation after which suspect would be charged to Court for prosecution.
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