The principal suspect in the disappearance and murder of an Abuja woman in 2016, Paul Chukwujekwu Ezengo said he killed her to take possession of her car.
Ezengo, 27 and his accomplice, Emmanuel Adogah, 28 were among the 25 suspects paraded yesterday by the FCT Command Commissioner of Police, Sadiq Bello.
Bello said the victim, Charity Chidebere Aiyedogbon, 44, was declared missing since May 2016, adding that it was not until June 1, 2018, that police operatives attached to the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad succeeded in arresting Ezengo in Benin, Edo State.
Upon his arrest, Bello said Ezengo confessed during interrogation that the 44-year-old mother of four was his girlfriend and that he conspired with Adogah to murder her on May 9, 2016 at Kagini, Abuja.
He said that Ezeugo also confessed to have given her excess alcohol before moving her from his house at Yaounde Street to Kagini, where she was butchered and packaged in two sacks and dumped by the bank in Ushafa, Bwari, Abuja.
“He further confessed that he killed her in order to take possession of her Acura ZDS Jeep and other property,” Bello said, adding that the deceased car and some of her property had been recovered from him.
He said the second suspect, Adogah who was a habitual criminal equally confessed to have participated in the commission of the heinous crime.
Speaking with journalists, Ezeugo said he met Charity on Facebook and they have been dating for a year and a half before he decided to kill her so as to take possession of her Acura Jeep.
“I went out with her that day and we drank. She dozed off and we (with Adogah) carried her from the house to where we killed her. Devil and greediness that made me kill her,” he said.
He added that the deceased told him when they met that she was a divorcee and that he did not benefit any material thing from her all through the time they were dating.
Also speaking with journalists, Charity’s former husband, David Aiyedogbon who had been accused of having a hand in the disappearance of the deceased, said the arrest and subsequent confession of the suspects had vindicated him, adding that the deceased would surely get justice.
“In spite of the negative, wicked insinuations and blackmail in the social media, we were not deterred and today we know what happened to Charity. We have now confirmed that she is dead, it is our sincere belief that no person, no matter the motive or intention has no justification to kill another person,’’ he said.
Aiyedogbon said it was unfortunate that the principal suspect, Ezeugo was from the same village where the mother of the deceased came from. He added that contrary to insunations, he had not divorced the deceased before her disappearance but that there were domestic issues their families were helping them to resolve. (Daily Trust)