A student of Ekenedilichukwu Okeke, has explained how he arranged his friends to deal with his step mother, Mrs. Theresa Okeke, for not willing to give him ₦1 Million to pay his school fees, as they killed her in the process.
The incident happened on September 28, 2022, at No.4 Umuziocha, where he and his gang members killed his stepmother, who is an accountant with the National Population Commission, Awka.
In hie words, he has been pestering the deceased to give him money but she was refusing, which prompted him to arrange his friends for her.
He said, “I had a problem with my stepmother and I wanted her to give me N1m, but she said no. After some time, I pleaded with her and she agreed to give me. I wanted her to give me the money to pay my school fees but she isn’t.
“I had to arrange for some of my friends to come and help me to extract the money from her. They came at night, tied her hands and leg to force her to give me the money, but in the process, she stopped talking. Before we knew it, she was dead.” he narrated.
One of the accomplices, Peter Jideofor, said Okeke called him to help him get some money from his stepmother to enable him pay his school fee in the University as he was having issues with her.
“I actually know him on the street because I do music and he also does music.
“I did not want to do it, but he was pleading and I agreed to help him, When we got to his stepmother’s house at about 2am, one of the guys tied her hands and legs and when she wanted to shout, I personally covered her mouth and called the other one to bring something to tie her mouth.
“After tying her mouth, she stopped breathing and we had to quickly leave because we did not come to kill her.
“When we were leaving, we told Okeke to check on her every 30 minutes and inform us if she had recovered.
“Later in the morning, he called us that the woman was dead and we were shocked. Some of us ran away but I did not run. I only stayed inside until they arrested me,” he explained.
Meanwhile, they did not get any money from her because she did not disclose her ATM pin number.
While parading the 20 suspects terrorising the state, CP Echeng said the security operatives had arrested the killers of one Mrs. Theresa Okeke, an Accountant with National Population Commission, Awka.
The CP said Okeke initially claimed that armed robbers stormed their residence and killed his stepmother, but after investigation, he eventually confessed to the crime and named his accomplices.
“Detectives from State CID Awka swiftly mobilised in search of the accomplices which led to the arrest of three additional suspects, namely; Peter Jideofor ‘m’ a.k.a Rider, aged 23yrs, Chukwuemeka Christopher ‘m’ aged 29yrs and Chisom Emmanuel Dike, ‘m’ 22 yrs. They have all confessed to the crime and disclosed that it was the deceased’s stepson.
However, the CP said the suspects will soon be charged and urged law-abiding citizens to continue to go about their lawful businesses and give prompt information about criminal activities within their domains to the law enforcement agencies.