Delta State Police Command has arrested a Nollywood Director, Nonso Ekene, and his security guard, Isaac Sunday, over the death of a 36-year-old business woman, Miss Obiageli Onekanse.
It was gathered that Onekanse was declared missing two weeks ago, but her corpse was later found in suspicious circumstances with ghastly head injuries while her body bore severe machete cuts.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Faleye Olaleye, said Onakanse’s corpse was found buried upside down in a shallow grave in Asaba, Oshimili South Local Government Area.
Olaleye said a Nollywood movie director and co-tenant of the deceased woman, Nonso Ekene, had been arrested in respect of the incident, alongside the security man, Isaac Sunday.
The deceased was living rented apartment with Ekene and their gatekeeper in a four-flat building in the Government Reserved Area (GRA) of Asaba.
A relative of the victim, Uche, who said the deceased woman was her father’s younger sister, said the family members became suspicious when the numerous calls made to her phone went unanswered.
Uche recalled that Onakanse was discussing her marriage plans with an uncle on the telephone before she went missing, adding that the deceased woman had fixed the wedding for this year December.
She said her uncle became worried after repeated calls made to her phone for an update on her marriage plans went unanswered.
It was gathered that before her death, the late Onakanse was having problems with the Nollywood producer who was her co-tenant, and had reported same at the GRA Divisional Police Station.
DCP Olaleye recalled that his men had stopped a black Avalon Toyota saloon car on Summit Road, Asaba on August 27, but the driver of the vehicle could not provide the particulars and so was detained at the GRA Police Station.
Incidentally, a younger brother of Onakanse went to the same police station to complain that her elder sister was missing only to find the Onakanse’s car and her gatekeeper at the station.
He said the gatekeeper confessed to killing Onakanse and burying her in a shallow grave in the vast compound where she lived.
Faleye said investigation was ongoing on the matter, adding that the motive for the murder was yet to be established.
The Parish priest of St Patrick Catholic Church, Westend, Asaba, Rev. Emmanuel Ikenga, described the victim as a devout and committed Catholic.
Fr Ikenga expressed sadness that the two weeks of uncertainty since Onakanse went missing came to an unexpected end. He, however, took solace in the fact that the victim can be given proper burial.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a 33-year-old ex-convict killed his girlfriend and her 10-year-old son so he could sell her car to drug dealers.