The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command in Abuja have arrested a website designer, Paul Ezeugo, 27, who allegedly killed a woman he met on Facebook. Ezeugo dated Mrs Charity Chidiebere Aiyedogbon for one year before he and his friend, Emmanuel Adogah, 28, murdered her on May 9, 2016 and stole her Acura ZDX Sports Utility Vehicle which was recovered in Enugu where it was hidden.
The police had been on a manhunt for the two suspects since May, 2016 when Charity’s mutilated body was found packaged in two sacks at a river bank in Ushafa, a satellite community in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The suspects said they committed the crime after giving her excess alcohol, killed her, mutilated her body and packed it into two sacks that were dumped in a river. To cover their track, the suspects said they changed the number plate of the vehicle of the deceased from Abuja to (Ebonyi State) SKA625AA.
Charity mysteriously disappeared in 2016. The police, in efforts to unravel the mystery behind her disappearance, trailed and arrested the duo. Giving details yesterday of how the suspects were nabbed, the FCT Police Commissioner Sadiq Bello said: “The dogged determination of the command to unravel the sudden disappearance of 44-year-old Charity Chidebere Aiyedogbon since May, 2016, has yielded a positive result.
“On June 1, police operatives attached to the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad, arrested the principal suspect, Paul Chukwujekwu Ezengo, 27, in Benin, the Edo State capital. “Following 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 Emmanuel Adogah, 28, and murdered her on May 9, 2016, at 2330 hours (11.30 p.m) at Kagini.
Asked why he murdered the woman, Ezeugo said, “It was the devil and greed. I was hoping to get her car. I dated her for one year but she didn’t give me anything, she told me she was a divorcee when we met.” Adogah stated that he assisted Ezeugo in carrying Charity into the vehicle, adding that she was half dead when he saw her. “Paul is my friend and so when he asked me to meet him in his house and as a friend, I went there, I never knew his intention, I never knew what he was up to. I assisted in carrying the body that was all. My only role was to help in carrying the woman, she was almost half dead when I met them,” he explained.
Charity’s husband, David, said he would work with the police to ensure that the murderers of his wife were brought to justice, adding that nobody had any justification to unlawfully kill another person.