A web designer, Paul Ezeugo, has admitted his involvement in the murder of a divorcee he met on Facebook.
The deceased, Mrs Charity Chidiebere Aiyedogbon, a mother of four was killed on Monday, May 9, 2016, in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
This is according to a Punch News report which confirmed that Ezeugo dated the woman for a period of one year.
He reportedly received help from his buddy, 28-year-old Emmanuel Adogah who is a year older than him.
It was gathered that the pair conspired in order to steal a Acura ZDX Sports Utility vehicle which belonged to the victim.
Sadiq Bello, the F.C.T police commissioner who paraded the suspects on Thursday confirmed the development.
“On June 1, 2018, police operatives attached to the Command Anti-Kidnapping Squad succeeded in arresting the principal suspect, one Paul Chukwujekwu Ezeugo, 27 years at Benin in Edo State.
“Upon his arrest, the principal suspect who has been at large since the lady’s disappearance, confessed during interrogation that the mother of four was his girlfriend and that he conspired with one Emmanuel Adogah and murdered her on May 9, 2016 at about 2330hrs at Kagini.
“According to Paul Chukwujekwu Ezeugo, he gave her excess alcohol to consume before he moved her from Yaoundé Street to Kagini area where she was butchered and her mutilated body packaged in two sacks that were later dumped by the river bank at Ushafa, in Bwari Area Council.
“He further confessed that he killed her because he wanted to take possession of her Acura ZDX SUV and other properties. The deceased’s car and some of her properties have been recovered from him,” Bello revealed in a statement published by Punch.
The primary suspect Ezeugo who was living with his uncle at the time of the murder blamed the murder on the devil.
Meanwhile, a man identified David has given an assurance of support to the police.
Punch News described him as the husband of the deceased who is committed to getting justice for his partner.