The police in Enugu State have arrested two Chinedu Nnaona and Maduabuchi Nnaona for killing a security man and his son.
The suspects killed the victims to steal their uncle’s car.
According to the police, the duo left Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, where they reside with their parents, and went to their uncle’s house in their village to steal his Mitsubishi Grandis car parked in his compound.
The command said the suspects’ procured knives, proceeded to the building in the early morning hours of 12/03/2023 and scaled the fence to access the compound’.
DSP Daniel Ndukwe, a spokesman of the command, said, “The suspects attacked the security guard to get the building’s keys from him. He resisted, but they overpowered him and used knives to stab him to death severally.
“They went ahead to stab and murder his son, who was sleeping, to avoid their being exposed by him. They then gained access and ransacked the entire building in search of the car key, but were unsuccessful.
“Upon daybreak, they escaped to Maryland, Enugu, from where they were arrested by the police operatives while trying to treat injuries the deceased security guard inflicted on them, in an attempt resist and defend himself from their murderous attack.
Ndukwe added the suspects were arrested by police operatives serving in Uwani Police Division of Enugu State on 13th March 2023 ‘sequel to an earlier report received at Nkanu West Police Division on 12/03/2023 at about 11.30 am, alleging the murder of one Christian Ngene (male and adult), who is the security guard and caretaker of the hometown residence of the suspects’ uncle (name withheld) at the mentioned address, and his 12-year-old son, Promise Ngene.
According to the statement, “Upon receipt of the report, police operatives of the division swiftly moved to the scene, found and evacuated the victims’ lifeless bodies to the hospital, where they were confirmed dead by doctors and their remains deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
“Two knives, two hand gloves and broken pieces of a concrete baluster used by the suspects to perfect the act were recovered at the scene.”