The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory has arrested two suspected killers of Charity Aiyedogbon who got missing since May 2016.
The suspects are Chukwujekwu Ezeugo, 27, principal suspect, from Enugu state and Emmanuel Adogah, 28 from Edo.
The Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Mr Sadiq Bello made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on the arrest by operatives of the command on Thursday in Abuja.
Bello said that the principal suspect, Ezeugo was arrested in Benin while the second principal suspect, Adogah was arrested in Abuja on June 11 by operatives of the command.
The commissioner said that Ezeugo, who had been at large since the disappearance of Charity, confessed to have 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 the deceased’s car and some of her property had been recovered from him.
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He said that the second principal suspect, Adogah who was a serial criminal equally confessed to having participated in the commission of the heinous crime.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Charity’s former husband, Mr David Aiyedogbon had been accused of having a hand in the disappearance of the deceased.
Speaking with newsmen, Aiyedogbon said that the arrest and subsequent confession by 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 any justification to kill another person,’’ he said.
He said that some of those who were accomplices in the case had been charged to court for criminal offences while civil suit was also pending in an Abuja High Court.
David said that the deceased, who was 44, had four children.
Also speaking, Ezeugo said that he was in a relationship with the deceased, adding that both of them had differences.
He said that killing her was the work of the devil, and expressed regret about the act.
Bello said the suspects would be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.