A 36-old lady, Lorretta Anoh has allgedly killed her lover, an international businessman, Chikoka Emeka Henry and carted away his 4Matic Mercedes Benz car and a sum of N2.9 million naira in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDON, in a statement on Thursday evening, confirmed the incident.
According to the police spokesman, the suspect has been arrested. He also revealed that the items stolen form the victim have been recovered.
He noted that the state police command was able to arrest the alleged murderer on Wednesday following a compliant by one of the victim’s friends, Collins Okpara.
The statement reads, “On 4/8/2021 at about 9:10am, following a complaint from one Collins Okpara ‘m’ of Afaha Road, Uyo that he contacted his brother, one Chikoka Emeka Henry ‘m’, 36 years of age via phone but couldn’t get response, he decided to visit the said Chikoka in his apartment located at No. 2 Osongama Estate, Uyo.
“On arrival, he found him lying in his pool of blood, dead. He further informed the Police that his black 4Matic Mercedes Benz car with Reg. No. EKY 694 GP was removed from the car park.
“The report necessitated the Commissioner of Police, CP ANDREW AMIENGHEME, psc(+) fdc, to order for a prompt investigation.
“Operatives of ‘B’ Division in Ewet Housing swiftly took action, removed the corpse of the deceased which preliminary examination showed an axe cut on his head and deposited at UUTH for autopsy.
“Operatives painstakingly trailed and arrested the principal suspect, one Lorretta Anoh ‘f’, who was last seen entering the apartment of the deceased on the 3/8/2021.
“An instant search on the victim led to the recovery of the sum of two million, nine hundred and forty-three thousand, two hundred and fifty Naira (N2,943,250.00) which she confessed to have stolen from the victim.
“The suspect at the point of arrest was making arrangements to change the ownership of the 4Matic car of the deceased to her personal car.
“The Commissioner of Police who is miffed at the action of the suspect has ordered a transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a discreet investigation while warning members of the public to be vigilant and be careful of the company they keep.”