A man Obinna Okonkwo is now undergoing interrogation by the police following the death of his wife, Uchenna Okonkwo even as the police said it has made more remarkable successes in its manhunt for criminals in the state.
This time it said three more suspected cultists have been arrested in addition to eight others who were arrested on Monday.
Sources said they were apprehended at the 9th Mile Corner near Enugu following reports of their nefarious activities.
A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Ebere Amaraizu disclosed that the woman was discovered in her home with a rope tied on her neck suggesting suicide but the police said there was more to it. “We (Police) suspect foul play. The woman had unresolved issues with the husband before her sudden death,” Amaraizu said. The lifeless body of late Mrs. Uchenna Okonkwo, 32 year old banker was picked up in their apartment at Orba Rd. Nsukka on May 24 2015.
The PPRO said the remains of Uchenna Okonkwo had been deposited at the Bishop Shanaham Hospital mortuary, Nsukka for autopsy while the husband was already answering questions on the death of her wife.
As for the cultists, at the 9th mile corner division of the Nigeria Police is already conducting investigations with a view to finding out the scope of their operations.
The suspects who gave their names as Eze Joseph, 21, of Eddy Murphy Street 9th Mile, Uchenna Nwankwo, 21, of Enugu Road 9th Mile, and Eric Erikume, 21, of no fixed address in Enugu were arrested by the operatives who have been on their trail following information of initiations and other heinous activities received against them.
Amaraizu disclosed that the suspects alongside other fleeing members of the cult gang had gathered at Nsude Road 9th Mile to initiate some persons into their cult group when security agents swooped on them. “Items recovered from the gang were one pump action gun, cutlasses and some other materials suspected to be used for initiation into the group.
“The suspected cultists are helping the operatives in their investigations in relation to their nefarious activities amongst others,” the statement explained.