In a statement issued late Friday, December 9, the Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu State, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the arrest.

“Investigation revealed that the suspect and his cohort at large, had in the morning hours of the mentioned date, conspired and went to the house of the victim, attempted to make away with her Toyota Corolla key, which she resisted.

“And upon her resistance, they tied her hands, legs, and mouth with clothes; locked her inside the house, and made away with the car.

“Her decomposing remains were, however, found in the said apartment on Nov. 4, after the door was forced open by police operatives serving in Ikirike Police Division of the Command, following receipt of a report that an offensive odour was oozing out of the apartment.

“The police operatives evacuated the remains to the hospital, where doctors confirmed her dead and the corpse deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.”

Osuagwu has already been arraigned in court following the conclusion of an investigation. He was remanded in Enugu Custodial Centre pending further hearing of the case.