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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 31 March 2021


Police arrest two over murder of 20-year-old lady in Enugu

Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old lady by the Enugu State police command.

The victim, Orji Chiamaka Precious Gold, was found dead inside a gutter along Presidential Road, Independence Layout, Enugu, on Monday morning.

She was half naked, an indication that she was killed by someone who dumped her there.

The police, however, evacuated her body to the hospital, following information received in the early hours of yesterday by operatives attached to New Haven Police Division where she was confirmed dead and deposited the body in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the incident, said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, has ordered a full-scale investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death.

“To this end, the Commissioner of Police has called on young persons in the state to be wary of who they go out with to avoid becoming victims of such despicable acts. He further enjoins the general public, particularly residents of the state, to assist the police with useful information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the assailants,” he said

He said that the two persons arrested are being investigated to ascertain their culpability in the death of the young lady.

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