Men of the Nigerian Police Force, Enugu State Command have arrested two brothers for allegedly killing a security guard and his 12-year-old son in an attempt to steal and sell their uncle’s car.
The state Police Public Relations Officer DSP, Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
He said that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, who condemned the cruel action of the suspects, vowed to prosecute the culprits when investigations are concluded.
Ndukwe stated that the suspects, identified as Chinedu Nnaona and Maduabuchi Nnaona, aged 25 and 21, respectively, who hail from Onuakpaka, Ndiagu-Akpugo in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, were arrested on March 13, 2023, by operatives of the Uwani Police Division.
Ndukwe further revealed that their arrest was as a result of the earlier report received at the Nkanu West Police Division on 12/03/2023 at about 11.30 am, over the murder of one Christian Ngene, who was a security guard and caretaker of the residential building of the suspects’ uncle Onuakpaka, Ndiagu-Akpugo and his 12-year-old son, Promise Ngene.
The statement partly read, “Upon receipt of the report, Police Operatives of the Division swiftly moved to the scene, found and evacuated the lifeless bodies of the victims 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 recovered at the scene.”
He, however, sympathised with the victim’s family and assure them that the police will do justice to the case.