The Police has arrested a man simply identified as Kelechi who fled a day neighbours in their compound at Woke street off Chirubim road, Mile 3 Diobu, Port Harcourt discovered the decomposing of his female lover, Ifeoma UzoIgwe popularly called Oyibo in their room in December, 2021.
The caretaker of the compound, Chinonye Anurum in a telephone interview with our correspondent said he was called by Nkpolu Police Division, Mile 3 Diobu on Thursday and was taken to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) where he wrote another statement after the first statement he wrote in December when he first reported the incident to Nkpolu Police Division.
Anurum disclosed that the suspect was arrested by Nkpolu Police Division with the help of the suspect’s immediate family who trailed him to his hideout almost one month after the incident.
Meanwhile the Centre For Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign has commended the role played by members of the immediate family of the suspect which led to his arrest.
A lawyer with the human rights group, said the manner at which the the suspect fled before neighbours found his female lover dead, creates room for suspicion, hence the call for discrete investigation to ascertain what caused the death of the female lover, Ifeoma UzoIgwe
Last year December, the neighbours discovered dead body of Ifeoma four days after the male lover fled with their 18 months female child.
Recall that a human rights advocacy group, Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign has called on the Rivers State Police Command to investigate the circumstance that led to the death of a female tenant Uchechi at Woke street off Cherubim road, Mile 3 Diobu who was found dead by her co-tenants in her apartment.
The decease who is popularly called ‘Oyibo’ was found dead by her co-tenants in her apartment after her male lover living with her disappeared with their two year old daughter.
A lawyer with the group, Festus Bonwin said the sudden disappearance of the man who was living with the decease even before the co-tenants discovered she was dead raises serious suspicion as to what actually led to the death of the deceased.
Bonwin called for transfer of the case file to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for proper investigation which should include Autopsy.
He equally urge the co-tenants of ‘the decease and other well-meaning citizens to give the Police useful information that could lead to arrest of the male lover who fled with the two year old child as he expressed concern on the safety of the child.