282 views | Kenechukwu Ofomah | April 21, 2021
Awka – Anambra State Ministry of Justice has filed papers for the commencement of trial of principal suspects in connection with the murder of one Miss Chinenye Promise Nwoye.
The late Chinenye, an undergraduate of the University of Benin, was allegedly strangled to death at a hotel in Abagana, Njikoka Local Government Area of the State.
TNC Correspondent in Anambra reports that nine witnesses were on Tuesday, lined up by the Prosecution counsel, at the State High Court, Neni, in Anaocha Council Area of the State.
This was confirmed a lawyer from the Department of Public Prosecution in the State Ministry of Justice, who does not want to be quoted.
However, the nationwide strike action embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, may have contributed in stalling the trial of the suspects.
The Principal suspect in the matter, Kingsley Ogbonnaya, aged 24, from Amovu, Arochukwu in Abia State and Chinedu Igwilo, presently at large, were accused of killing the victim by binding her hands and feet, and strangling her, which led to asphyxiation and eventual death.
Miss Nwoye, who hails from Ire village Abba, was reportedly strangled to death inside room 057 Akuu Hotel in Abagana, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, after she was lured to the facility for the dastardly act on the 27th day of August, 2020.
The deceased, whose remains had been laid to rest months back, was said to be on scholarship at the Uniben, and had opted for Computer lesson at Abagana, following the outbreak of COVID-19 last year, for which schools were closed.