by Isi Esene
A 27-year-old man in Delta State has reported himself to the police for taking part in the kidnapping and killing of a woman last December.
He said he is being tormented by the woman’s spirit who he revealed they buried alive in his compound when she became too weak.
Mr. Charles Muka, the Delta State Police Command spokesman confirmed the case yesterday saying, “An unidentified woman said to be from Uzere and dressed in white garment church attire was kidnapped at Ughelli and taken to the house of one Emma, male, 27 years old, who is the first suspect, from Owahawa, Ughelli South Local Government Area.
“It was a case of kidnap and murder of a woman fully dressed in a white garment church attire, which was committed on December 30, 2011 but the suspect surrendered self to police.”
The Delta police PPRO said the police have been able to identify the spot where the woman was said to have been buried. He also used the opportunity to call on the woman’s relatives to come forward so as to obtain their consent in order for her to be exhumed.
He said, “The suspect surrendered himself to the police because his soul was troubled and confessed burying the victim alive in his compound when she became weak. His confession led to the arrest of another suspect.
“We hereby call on members of the public, whose missing person depicts the description, to report to police area command Warri, while we are making effort to arrest others involved in the crime,” he concluded.