Crime & SecurityNewsNigeriaCar Robbery Turns Bloody In Enugu as 2 Brothers Kill Father, Son

Two brothers have been arrested by the Uwani Police Division of Enugu State Police Command for the murder of two persons at Onuakpaka, Ndiagu-Akpugo in Nkanu West Local Government Area, Enugu state; their arrest on Monday 13th of March, 2023 was in response to report received at Nkanu West Police Division on 12/03/2023 at about 11.30am, alleging the murder of Christian Ngene and son Promise Ngene.

The brothers, Chinedu Nnaona aged 25 and Maduabuchi Nnaona aged 21 allegedly murdered Mr. Christian Ngene and his 12 years old son, Promise Ngene; Christian Ngene was a security guard and caretaker of the hometown residence of the suspects’ uncle (name withheld) at the above mentioned address.

The preliminary investigation as revealed on the Enugu State Police Command bulletin shows that the suspects’ mission was to steal and sell their uncle’s car however the heist resulted to murder when resisted by the security guard.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspects confessed to the crime, stating that they conspired and left Port-Harcourt, Rivers State where they reside with their parents, and went to the mentioned home address, with the sole aim of stealing and selling their uncle’s Mitsubishi Grandis car, parked in his said hometown compound.”

“To perfect their plan, they procured the knives, proceeded to the building in the early morning hours of 12/03/2023, and scaled the fence to gain access into the compound. And to further gain access into the main building to get the car’s key, they used the baluster to attack the security guard in order to get the building’s keys from him. He resisted, but they overpowered and used the knives to severally stab him to death.”

“They went ahead to stab and murder his said son, who was sleeping, to avoid their being exposed by him. They then gained access and ransacked the entire building in search of the car key, but were unsuccessful. Upon daybreak, they escaped to Maryland Enugu, from where they were arrested by the Police Operatives, while trying to treat injuries the deceased security guard inflicted on them, in an attempt to resist and defend himself from their murderous attack.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe further reveals, “the lifeless bodies of the victims was taken to the hospital where they were confirmed dead by doctors and their remains deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.”

“Two knives, two hand gloves and broken pieces of a concrete baluster used by the suspects to perfect the act were also recovered at the scene.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Ahmed Ammani commiserates with the victims’ loved ones; he vows to ensure justice prevails.

Describing the sad act as highly barbaric and heinous, CP Ammani orders the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State CID to accelerate and conclude ongoing investigation into the case within record time and arraign the suspects in court.

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