The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command paraded 25 suspects yesterday for their alleged involvement in the murder, car snatching, armed robbery and other crimes.
Two of the suspects – Paul Chukwujekwu Ezengo and Emmanuel Adogah – were nabbed for the murder of Ezengo’s married lover, 44-year-old Charity Chidebere Aiyedogbo. According to them, they murdered her to take her Acura Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).
Charity mysteriously went missing back in 2016 and according to the suspects, the crime was committed after giving her excess alcohol. they then killed her, mutilated her body and packed it into two sacks that were dumped in a river.
To cover their track, the suspects said they changed the number plate of the vehicle of the deceased from Abuja to (Ebonyi State) SKA625AA.
FCT Police Commissioner Sadiq Bello speaking on the crime said;
“The dogged determination of the command to unravel the sudden disappearance of 44-year-old Charity Chidebere Aiyedogbon since May, 2016, has yielded a positive result.
“On June 1, police operatives attached to the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad, arrested the principal suspect, Paul Chukwujekwu Ezengo, 27, in Benin, the Edo State capital.
“Following his arrest, the principal suspect, who has been at large since the lady’s disappearance, confessed during interrogation that the mother of four was his girlfriend and that he conspired with Emmanuel Adogah, 28, and murdered her on May 9, 2016, at 2330 hours (11.30 p.m) at Kagini.
“According to Ezengo, he gave her excess alcohol to consume before he moved her from Yaoundé Street in Wuse Zone 6 to Kagini area, where she was butchered and her mutilated body packed in two sacks that were dumped on the river bank at Ushafa in Bwari Area Council.
“He further confessed that he killed her because he wanted to take possession of her Acura ZDS SUV and other properties.”
Ezengo narrating his own side of the story said;
“We met on Facebook and she told me she was divorced. I was in a relationship with her for about a year and a half. We were having issues in our relationship because I was not benefiting from the relationship.
“She wasn’t very rich when I met her but I knew she was comfortable and I needed my own share of her wealth.
“Later, evil thoughts came into me that I should kill her and take her car. I proceeded with the thought by involving my friend, Adogah.
“We went to hang out one night in 2016 and while we were there, she had too much alcohol and dozed off. I carried her from the house to where we killed her in Kagini.”
On why he mutilated her, Ezengo said:
“That night, after killing her, I was totally drunk. I wanted to carry her after killing her but she did not fit into the sack. That was why I decided to butcher her and dump her body in the river.
“It was greed and the devil that led me to do what I did. I was hoping to get her car after killing her. I feel really bad for what I did but I feel better because her spirit has been disturbing me. I believe that was why I was arrested.”
Narrating his role, Adogah said:
“My friend called me to assist him. My only role was just to carry the deceased’s body from Ezengo’s house to where she was eventually killed.”