The Enugu State Police Command on Monday said a 24-year-old man identified as Agbo Onuabuchi has been remanded in Enugu Custodial Centre for killing and burying a 44-year-old friend, Peter Ukekwe, in a shallow grave.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed this at a press conference in Enugu.
He said the suspect, who strangled his friend before burying him in a shallow grave, committed the offence on April 1, 2023, at Amori community in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state.
Ndukwe stated that the suspect, a native of Ebonyi State, but resident at Ogidi in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, had travelled with the victim from Ogidi to Amori to visit a native doctor, Onyeka Edeh.
“During the night hours, the suspect left their host’s house with his victim for an unknown destination.
“A search was conducted, but they were not found until the following morning, when the suspect was arrested at Obe community in the same local government area by police operatives serving in Nkanu West Division of Enugu State Command, with the assistance of citizens, while he was attempting to escape back to Ogidi, Anambra State.”