The operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command have on Friday, September 6, 2019, arrested a prophet, Michael Mbonu, for allegedly killing one Princewill Ezeji.
Rabiu Ladodo, the state commissioner of police, said that apart from the prophet, four other suspects were arrested by the SARS operatives for allegedly murdering the graduate of philosophy.
He disclosed that the arrest of the suspect was as a result of digital analysis led by the SARS commander, Godfrey Victor.
He said that the deceased had gone missing after buying a Lexus vehicle.
He said, “SARS operatives led by the commander, Godfrey Victor, swung into action on receipt of a complaint of a missing person.
“Five persons were subsequently arrested. They are, Mbonu Michael, a 27-Year-old prophet, Kingsley Udemba, 24, Nwogu Anslem 59, Blessing Michael, 25, and Chidinma Godwin, 27.
“It is important to note that on August 3, the deceased, Princewill Eleji, a graduate of Philosophy bought a Lexus vehicle and went to see his Prophet, Michael Mbuno.
“From that date the victim was nowhere to be seen. While that was going on, one Kingsley Udemba, a close friend showed up and claimed that because the victim defrauded him was the reason he was missing.
“The parents of the missing person had to raise N960,000 and paid Kinsley Udemba, yet the boy was not released. Upon investigation, and thorough digital analysis, though Kingsley collected the ransom as agreed but had no knowledge about the victim’s whereabouts.
“The prophet, a family friend who was following the parents to look for Princewill was indicted. On interrogation, he confessed to the crime. He took operatives to see the decomposing corpse of the victim. The victim’s car, telephone and sim card were recovered. Charms, a Bible were also recovered.”