A 200 level student of computer science, Chinonso Ibekwe, has been arrested by police detectives attached to the Umuahia Central Police Station, Abia State, for allegedly strangling a tricycle operator, Peter Eseonu, to death.
The 25 year old had boarded the deceased tricycle, claiming that he was going to pick some harvested farm produce from his mother’s farm at Amuzukwu, The PUNCH reports.
The suspect attacked his much older victim on arriving the farm, strangled him with a rope and dumped his body in a ditch in the area, while he made away with his tricycle.
It was learnt that an unnamed man, who was defaecating in the bush, witnessed the incident and later raised the alarm in the community.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, confirmed the incident. Oyebade said the suspect was arrested sequel to information received on the missing Eseonu.
He said police operatives swooped on the suspect, who later gave the police information that led to the discovery of the decomposing body of the deceased.
Ibekwe has been charged to court and remanded in the prison custody.