The Anti -Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a prophet, Michael Mbonu, for allegedly killing one Princewill Ezeji.
The state Commissioner of Police , Rabiu Ladodo, disclosed that there were four other suspects who were arrested by the SARS operatives in connection with the alleged murder of late Princewill Ezeji, a graduate of philosophy.
He revealed that the deceased was declared missing shortly after he bought a Lexus vehicle.
Receiving the complaints, SARS operatives led by the commander, Godfrey Victor , swung into action with investigation to unravel the mystery surrounding the mixing person, he said.
In the course of investigation, “Five persons were subsequently arrested . They are, Mbonu Michael, a 27 – Year – old prophet, Kingsley Udemba , 24 , Nwogu Anslem 59 , Blessing Michael, 25 , and Chidinma Godwin , 27 .
“It is important to note that on August 3 , the deceased , Princewill Ezeji , a graduate of Philosophy bought a black Toyota Camry vehicle and went to see his Prophet, Michael Mbuno.
He disclosed that the arrest of the suspect was as a result of digital analysis led by the SARS commander, Godfrey Victor .
“From that date the victim was nowhere to be seen . While that was going on , one Kingsley Udemba , a close friend showed up and claimed that because the victim defrauded him was the reason he was missing .
“The parents of the missing person had to raise N 960 ,000 and paid Kinsley Udemba , yet the boy was not released . Upon investigation , and thorough digital analysis , though Kingsley collected the ransom as agreed but had no knowledge about the victim ’s whereabouts .
“The prophet , a family friend who was following the parents to look for Princewill was indicted . On interrogation , he confessed to the crime . He took operatives to see the decomposing corpse of the victim . The victim ’s car , telephone and sim card were recovered . Charms , a Bible were also recovered .”
Meanwhile, the said prophet deregistered the vehicle, which its initial number was WER – 34 – GL to AKL 80 AG.
NewsTrack checks shows that criminal elements hide under the guise of religious leaders to perpetrate crime of all sorts. It is instructive that the public be conscious of who they defer to as a religious leader.