Security operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested three siblings for the abduction and horrifying murder of a mother of five, Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya on 14th May 2020.

The siblings, Johnson,38, Gideon,31, and Success,27, were arrested in their home town where they had been hiding after committing the crime in Abuja.

This was confirmed in a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.

Mba said the arrest of the suspects was a sequel to a complaint made by a certain Chinedu Ogbonnaya who reported that his mother, Mrs Janet Ogbonnaya, had been abducted and 5-million Naira demanded as ransom. 

“A comprehensive and painstaking investigation by the police operatives resulted in the arrest of the three (3) suspects, whom, in the course of interrogation, revealed that the victim had long been murdered and buried. Further findings revealed that the victim, a widow, who had been a Facebook friend of the principal suspect – Johnson Emmanuel, was lured from her home in Gwagwalada to visit the suspect.

“The suspect thereafter took advantage of the visit, served her yoghurt laced with drugs and subsequently had her murdered. The suspect having killed the victim and buried her remains in a septic tank, went ahead to reach out to the family of the victim using her phone and demanded 5-Million naira ransom as pre-condition for her release”, the statement said.  

The suspects led a group of investigators and pathologists to a house in Lokogoma, Abuja, where the corpse of the victim was hidden. The remains of the deceased have been moved to the hospital for forensic examination.

Mba added that Police operatives have also recovered a Toyota Highlander Jeep belonging to the deceased at a mechanic workshop where it had been repainted into a different colour. 

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, admonished citizens to be more security conscious and report any suspicious activities within their neighbourhood to the nearest police station.


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