Undergraduate Strangles Tricycle Rider

Chinonso Ibekwe, a 200-level student in a south-eastern university has strangled a tricycle rider to death. Ibekwe, report said, boarded the deceased tricycle, claiming that he was going to pick some harvested farm produce from his mother’s farm at Amuzukwu, a suburb of the Abia capital city.

But while on the way, the undergraduate brought out a rope with which he fastened around the driver’s neck until he passed away. He subsequently dumped the corpse in a ditch before he made away with the tricycle.

However, Ibekwe’s deed came to be known through a man who sighted him during the killing. The man was said to be defecating in the bush at the time of the incident.

Adeleye Oyebade, commissioner of police for the state, confirmed the incident to Southern City News. Oyebade said the suspect was arrested after the police received information 67-year-old Eseonu, (the driver) was missing.

He said police operatives swooped on the suspect, who later gave the police information that led to the discovery of the decomposing body of the deceased.

The CP added that the body of the deceased had been deposited in an undisclosed morgue for preservation and autopsy, while the 25-year-old Ibekwe had been charged to court and remanded in the prison custody.

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