Two brothers kill Enugu caretaker, son while attempting to steal car

The suspects

Two brothers in Onuakpaka village, Ndiagu-Akpugo in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State have been arrested by the operatives of the Enugu State Police command for allegedly killing a man and his son in a failed attempt to steal their uncle’s car.

The suspects: Chinedu Nnaona aged 25 and Maduabuchi Nnaona aged 21, allegedly killed 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 years old son, Promise Ngene.

According to investigation, the suspects had conspired and left Port-Harcourt, Rivers State where they resided with their parents, and went to their uncle’s house with the sole aim of stealing and selling their uncle’s Mitsubishi Grandis car, parked in his said hometown compound.

“To perfect their plan, they procured the knives, proceeded to the building in the early morning hours of 12/03/2023, and scaled the fence to gain access into the compound. And to further gain access into the main building to get the car’s key, they used the baluster to attack the security guard in order to get the building’s keys from him. He resisted, but they overpowered and used the knives to severally stab him to death.

“They went ahead to stab and murder his said 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”, the spokesman of Enugu State Police command, Daniel Ndukwe said.

He added that upon the receipt of the report, Police Operatives of the Uwani Police Division swiftly moved to the scene, found and evacuated the lifeless bodies of the victims to the hospital, where they were confirmed dead by doctors and their remains deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy. 

Ndukwe disclosed that 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.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, while describing the sad act as highly barbaric and heinous, has commiserated with the immediate and extended family members and friends of the deceased victims, vowing to ensure that they get the deserved justice in the case. 

He, therefore, orders the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of the State CID to accelerate and conclude ongoing investigation into case within record and arraign the suspects in court.

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