Land Tussle: Men Nabbed for Planting Human Heads in Rival’s House in Imo
On the 4/5/2020, one Onumajuru Godwin 61years old and Agubosim Chukwuemeka 41 yrs old both of Eziama Obiato in mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
Reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters that one Emmanuel Onuwa Obator, Mbaitoli LGA, murdered an unidentified person, and hid the head in a water tank (GP Tank) in his compound, as a result of which Emmanuel Onuwa and his children were arrested and a decomposing human head recovered from the water tank in his compound.
However, the said Emmanuel Onuwa in a bid to prove his innocence through his lawyer wrote a petition to the Commissioner of Police requesting that the case should be re-investigated.
Sequel to the above, the Commissioner of Police,CP Isaac O. Akinmoyede ordered a revisit of the matter. However on the 15/8/2020 at about 2300hrs, upon discreet and painstaking investigation arrested Onumajuru Godwin ‘M’ 61 years old and Agubosim Chukwuemeka ‘M’ 41 yrs old, for planting the human head in the water tank.
Preliminary investigation revealed that both parties has been involved in a running battle over a land dispute, thus necessitating the setting-up/of allegation against Emmanuel Onuwa, in order to ensure that he is jailed, that way they can have unhindered access into the dispute land.
They confessed to the crime, but claimed that they got the head from a corpse at Njaba river bank, efforts are ongoing to identify the corpse, while investigation is ongoing.
SP IKEOKWU GODSON ORLANDO
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR:COMMISSIONER OF POLICE