A man found with the mobile phone of 45-year-old Mrs. Amaka Okere, who was kidnapped and murdered in Mbieri, Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State, has said the phone was given to him by his wife.
The suspect, Emeka Adibe, disclosed this while he was paraded alongside his wife, Monica, by the Imo State Police Command in Owerri, yesterday. Mrs Adibe said it was her twin sister’s husband who gave her the phone.
Monica said: “I am a native of Arochukwu in Abia State; I am married with two kids. I went for a child dedication in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. “While preparing to return home, my sister’s husband gave me a phone. I did not know it was not his.
When I returned home, my husband saw the phone, took it and started using it; the Police arrested him. I came to ask why he was arrested and the Police also arrested me.”
Her husband Mr. Emeka Adibe, said: “I swear, I don’t know anything about the phone. It is my wife that brought it and the police saw it and arrested me. This phone has put me in trouble.”
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, said: “On March 1, one Mrs Amaka Okere was kidnapped and murdered. Investigations are in progress. Emeka and Monica Adibe were arrested on June 15 in Rivers State and the victim’s telephone handset recovered from them.”