The operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a 27-year-old prophet identified as Michael Mbonu, for allegedly killing one Princewill Ezeji.
It was gathered that Princewill Ezeji, a graduate of philosophy, had bought a new Lexus car and gone to the prophet to bless the car for him, but he disappeared and his remains were discovered weeks later.
The state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo who confirmed the incident, said that apart from the prophet, four other suspects were arrested by the SARS operatives for allegedly murdering the graduate of philosophy.
Among the 5 suspects arrested includes one Emeka Ezeji, who is the deceased brother.
“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.�
Ladodo said that the suspects were being interrogated and would soon be charged to court.
The deceased hailed from Umunakolu in Ehimem Mbano LGA, Imo, but resident at Amawire Orji, all in Owerri.