The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has announced the recovery of nearly N3 million and a 4Matic Mercedes Benz car from Lorretta Anoh, who is suspected of killing a 36-year-old man, Chikoka Henry, in his home.
Henry was said to have been discovered dead in a pool of his own blood, possibly as a result of a head wound, while his black Mercedes-Benz 4Matic car, registration number EKY 694 GP, was missing.
According to the police, Henry’s body was discovered after his brother, Collins Okpara, reported finding the deceased dead in his home in Uyo after unsuccessful attempts to contact him.
Lorretta Anoh, the murder suspect, was the last person to visit the deceased on August 3rd, 2021, according to police investigations.
According to a press release issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, on Friday in Uyo, investigations into the case resulted in the recovery of N2, 943, 250 from the murder suspect, who has already confessed to stealing from the victim.
When she was apprehended, the suspect was also on the verge of converting the stolen 4Matic Mercedes Benz car into her own property, according to Macdon.
“On 4/8/2021 at approximately 9:10 a.m., after receiving a complaint from one Collins Okpara ‘m’ of Afaha Road, Uyo that he attempted to contact his brother, one Chikoka Emeka Henry ‘m’, 36 years of age, via phone but received no response, he decided to pay a visit to the said Chikoka in his apartment at No. 2 Osongama Estate, Uyo.
“When he arrived, he discovered him dead in his pool of blood. He also informed the police that his black Mercedes Benz 4Matic car, registration number EKY 694 GP, had been removed from the parking lot.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP ANDREW AMIENGHEME, psc(+) fdc, was forced to order a prompt investigation as a result of the report.
Operatives from the ‘B’ Division in Ewet Housing acted quickly, removing the deceased’s body, which had a cut on his head according to preliminary examination, and delivering it to UUTH for autopsy.
“Operations painstakingly pursued and apprehended the main suspect, Lorretta Anoh ‘f’, who was last seen entering the deceased’s apartment on March 8, 2021.
“An immediate search of the suspect yielded the sum of N2,943,250, which she admitted to stealing from the victim.
“At the time of arrest, the suspect was making arrangements to transfer ownership of the deceased’s 4Matic car to her personal property,” according to the press release.
The PPRO, who stated that the CP has ordered the case to be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a discreet investigation, warned the public to be vigilant and cautious of who they associate with.