A 21 year-old man, Chinwendu Hart Amanya, was at the weekend arrested alongside four others by officers of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Police Command for allegedly killing his employer, Barrister Afishetu Abdullahi and hiding her body inside the deep freezer in the family house.
Others arrested with Amanya included Augustus Igbenatu, 51; Kelvin Uchegbu, 20; Chiso Nnam, 21; Prince Nnah, 24; and Ejikeme Igbo, 38.
Mrs. Abdullahi, a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was said to have been reported missing on November 8, by her husband Barr. Saah Abdullahi.
Confirming the arrest in Abuja , the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr. Michael Zuokomor, disclosed that officers of the command discovered the strangled body of the deceased in a deep freezer during a search of the family house in Garki 11 area of Abuja .
He said, "A report was received from Barrister Saah Abdullahi, at Garki Police Station on November 8, 2011, that his wife Barrister Afishetu Niri Dupe Abdullahi, a staff at the NNPC headquarters, was missing for about two days.
"On the same date of the report, a search party by the Police Detectives discovered her strangled lifeless body in a deep freezer in her new residence in Garki."
According to Zuokomor, "Discreet investigation into this gruesome murder by the FCT Police Command resulted in the arrest of five suspects from Imo and Rivers States .
"The principal suspect Amanya who was the personal driver to the deceased upon his arrest freely confessed to having carried out the killing alongside the other suspects.
"The others have equally confessed to having carried out one or another assistance thereby facilitating the commission of the murder. Exhibits were recovered from their hideouts in Imo State and Rivers States ."
The commissioner of police said, the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigation.
Items allegedly recovered from the suspects include, one Nissan Jeep; One Infinity Jeep; Nigeria Bar Association ID card belonging to the deceased; one visa phone; four Intercontinental Bank ATM cards.
Others include, two Eagle Fliers Credit cards, one Fidelity Bank ATM card; One Zenith Bank ATM card; two Glo recharge cards; one blackberry phone and a brown wallet belonging to the deceased.
Answering questions later, Amanya accepted responsibility for the death of his employer but claimed he did not know what came over him and regretted the act as the deceased had been good to him.
The suspect, who previously worked in a car wash centre, disclosed that Mrs. Abdullahi used to bring her car to him but later decided to employ him because of his dedication.
Asked why he put the deceased body in a refrigerator, Amanya who admitted making away with two vehicles belonging to the family claimed he wanted to delay the family discovering her death.
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