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34 Years Old Man Murdered, Buried In Shallow Grave In Anambra – Police

The police in Anambra, Southeast Nigeria, on Saturday, September 5, arrested a gang of three, including a lady, over the abduction and murder of Henry Okam, a 34 years old indigene of Okija in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects, Obasi Ezinne, 23, (female) from Mbaitolu, Imo State, Ntomchukwu Anabaraonye, 33, (male) from Okija and Abuchi Obinna, 26, (male) of Ihiala both in Anambra State allegedly killed Okam on August 30 and buried him in a shallow grave.

He was allegedly shot in a forest and buried and his disappearance led to desperate search for his whereabouts, the police said.

SP Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, said on Saturday, the police arrested the three in relation to the crime, adding that they had voluntarily confessed to committing the crime.


Mohammed said they led police operatives to a thick forest in Ihiala where the decomposing body of the victim was exhumed, recovered and taken to the mortuary for autopsy.

“The suspects on August 30 allegedly abducted one Henry Okam, killed the victim with a Pomp Action gun and subsequently buried him in a shallow grave.

“On September 5, following intensive manhunt and actionable intelligence, police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad arrested the syndicate of two men and one female.

“Our men recovered the decomposed body of victim buried in a shallow grave,” Mohammed stated.

He said the gun used by the suspects in perpetrating the crime and the victim’s phones were also recovered in their possession and registered as exhibits..

Mohammed said the case was under investigation after which the suspects and their accomplices would be prosecuted.


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