Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the alleged kidnap and murder of a 55-year-old widow and mother of 5, Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya.
The suspects identified as Johnson Emmanuel, 38; Gideon Emmanuel, 31 and Success Emmanuel, 27, were arrested in Isiekenesi, Imo State, following complaints received from one of the deceased’s children.
Janet, a Facebook friend of the principal suspect, Johnson, was lured from her home in Gwagwalada, Abuja, to visit the suspect. The suspect thereafter took advantage of the visit, served her yoghurt laced with drugs and subsequently had her murdered.
The suspect having killed the victim and buried her remains in a septic tank, went ahead to reach out to her family using her phone and demanded N5 Million ransom as pre-condition for her release.
Police said the suspects led a team of investigators alongside pathologists to a residence at Wumba District, Lokogoma, Abuja where the victim’s decomposing body was exhumed from a septic tank.
A Toyota Highlander Jeep belonging to the deceased has also been recovered by Police operatives. The vehicle documents had also been fraudulently changed and ownership of the stolen vehicle transferred to Johnson, the mastermind of the crime.