The Anambra State Police Command recovered a 34-year-old decomposing corpse of one Henry Okam, in Okija, in the Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.
In connection with the murder, the police arrested three suspects, Obasi Ezinne, Ntomchukwu Anabaraonye and Abuchi Obinna which was learnt that the suspects abducted the victim on August 30, 2020, and killed him.
The police gathered that the men later buried the corpse in a shallow grave. Haruna Mohammed, The state Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement on Sunday, said operatives of the state Special Anti-Robbery Squad arrested the suspects on September 5, 2020, and a pomp-action rifle was recovered from them.
The State Police Public Relations Officer said, “The suspects had on August 30, 2020, allegedly abducted one Henry Okam in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State. They also killed the victim with a pump-action rifle and subsequently buried him in a shallow grave.
“Meanwhile, the suspects, who voluntarily confessed to the crime, took operatives to a thick forest in Ihiala, where the decomposing body of the victim was exhumed and recovered to the mortuary for an autopsy after it was certified dead by a medical doctor.
“Consequently, the gun used by the suspects in perpetrating the heinous crime, including the victim’s phones, were also recovered from them and registered as exhibits.”