The Imo State Police Command has arrested one Chukwuemeka Eze for allegedly raping and killing a 2018 Batch B Stream One Corps Member, Lilian Mgbanwa, who is supposed to finish her service on Thursday, 27th June 2019.
The 27 year old Lilian who is from Delta state and serving in Imo, was killed a week before her passing out from NYSC.
Eze the killer, was paraded on Monday by the Force Public relations Officer, Frank Mba, at the Police Command Headquarters in Owerri, the state capital.
The police spokesman told reporters that Eze, who hails from Umuorji Mgbidi in Oru West Local Government Area of the state, was arrested after an indigene of the community tipped the police off.
According to Mba, the suspect has so far confirmed to have committed the crime and also taken the police to the scene (shallow grave) where the remains of the victim were buried.
He said, “Not only did Chukwuemeka Eze rape the innocent young woman, at the end of that sexual assault, he also went ahead to cover his crime by murdering the innocent woman.
“But like we have always told people, there are no perfect crimes anywhere in the world.”
After committing the crime, the suspect was said to have taken the victim’s phone (Black Itel Android) to a shop where he intended to unlock it.
“Ahamefule Onyeka, a very observant Nigerian who owns the shop looked at Chukwuemeka Eze who had brought the phone to his shop and was very convinced from his character, that he probably may not be the owner of the phone,” Mba narrated.
He added, “As soon as Emeka turned his back, this very patriotic Nigerian turned on the phone and the first call that came was from a blood relative of the murdered female who requested to speak to her sister.
“It was in the course of that conversation that it became very clear that Emeka was not the owner of the phone.”