Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a prophet identified as Mbonu Michael over his alleged involvement in the killing of a graduate of philosophy, Princewill Ezeji.
Eye9ja reports that the state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo has also confirmed that four other suspects were also arrested in connection to the murder of Ezeji.
Ladodo said the SARS operatives led by their commander, Godfrey Victor, swung into action upon the receipt of a complaint suggesting that the deceased had gone missing after buying a vehicle.
The Police chief attributed the arrest of the suspects to the digital analysis carried out by the operatives.
According to the commissioner, Michael upon rigorous interrogation confessed to killing Ezeji.
“Five persons were subsequently arrested. They are Mbonu Michael, 27; a 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 Eleji, a graduate of Philosophy, bought a Lexus vehicle and went to see his prophet, Michael Mbonu.
“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 the victim went missing because he defrauded him.
“The parents of the missing person had to raise N960,000 and paid Udemba, yet the boy was not released. Upon investigation and through digital analysis, though Kingsley collected the ransom as agreed, he had no knowledge about the victim’s whereabouts.
“The prophet who was following the parents to look for Princewill was indicted. On interrogation, he confessed to the crime. He took operatives to see the decomposed corpse of the victim. The victim’s car, telephone and sim card were recovered. Charms and Bible were also recovered,” Ladodo stated.