Fleeing Suspected Killer Of Female Lover In Port Harcourt Caught After One Month

Gov. Nyesom Nwike of Rivers

By Juliet Ezinne Okereke

Barely one month in hiding after allegedly killing his lover, a man simply identified as Kelechi, has been arrested by detectives from the Rivers State Command. He was suspected to have murdered his lover and absconded with their child in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

AtlanticNewsonline gathered that Kelechi reportedly fled days before neighbours in his compound at Woke Street, Off Cherubim Road, Mile 3 Diobu, Port Harcourt, discovered the decomposing dead body of his lover, Ifeoma Uzoigwe, popularly called Oyibo, in their apartment.

Caretaker of the compound, Mr. Chinonye Anurum, told journalists, on Monday, that he was called by Nkpolu Police Division, Mile 3 Diobu, last Thursday, and was taken to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), explaining that at the SCIID, he wrote another statement after the first statement he had written in December, 2021 when he first reported the incident to Nkpolu Police Division.

Mr. Anurum disclosed that the suspect was arrested by Nkpolu Police Division with the help of the suspect’s immediate family, who trailed him to his hideout almost a month after the incident.

The caretaker disclosed that the tenants got to know about the incident, which reportedly occurred early December, 2021, through the deceased’s female friend.

Another version of the story, according to what Anurum said he got, was that the victim was sick for three days before she died, though the suspect did not tell anybody in the compound.

Meanwhile, Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign, has commended the suspect’s relatives for the role they played, which led to his arrest.

It would be recalled that last December, Anurum’s neighbours discovered dead body of Ifeoma four days after the suspect fled with their 18 months old daughter.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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