Two arrested for planting human head in tank

Posted by News Express | 22 December 2020 | 823 times

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•Imo State CP, Isaac Akinmoyede



Imo Police Command has arrested two murder suspects for planting a human head in the water tank.

The suspects, Onumajuru Godwin(61) and Agubosim Chukwuemeka(41) both of Eziama Obiato in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State conspired to murder yet to be identified person and hid the severed head in a water tank belonging to one Emmanuel Onuwa Obator.

According to the state police spokesman, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, yesterday, the suspects on June 4, 2020, reported Emmanuel Onuwa to the Mbaitoli Divisional Police Headquarters.

As a result of which Emmanuel Onuwa and his children were arrested and a decomposing human head recovered from the water tank in his compound.

However, the said Emmanuel Onuwa in a bid to prove his innocence through his lawyer wrote a petition to the Commissioner of Police requesting that the case should be re-investigated.

Sequel to the report, he said the Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede ordered a revisit of the matter. However on August 15, 2020, at about 2300hrs, upon discreet and painstaking investigation, police arrested Onumajuru Godwin and Agubosim Chukwuemeka for planting the human head in the water tank.

Preliminary investigation revealed that both parties had been involved in a running battle over a land dispute necessitating the setting-up of allegation against Emmanuel Onuwa, in order to ensure that he is jailed, that way they can have unhindered access into the disputed land.

They confessed to the crime, but claimed that they got the head from a corpse at Njaba river bank; efforts are ongoing to identify the corpse, while an investigation is ongoing. (Text, excluding headline, courtesy The Nation)

Source: News Express

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