According to a press statement made available to newsmen in Owerri from of the office of the state commissioner of police, CP Isaac Akinmoyede, through the command’s police public relations officer SP Godson Ikeokwu Orlando, on the 4th of May 2020, one Onumajuru Godwin 61years old and Agubosim Chukwuemeka 41 yrs old both of Eziama Obiato in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters that one Emmanuel Onuwa Obator, Mbaitoli LGA, murdered an unidentified person, and hid the head in a water tank (GP Tank) in his compound, as a result of which Emmanuel Onuwa and his children were arrested and a decomposing human head recovered from the water tank in his compound.
It further revealed that Emmanuel Onuwa in a bid to prove his innocence through his lawyer wrote a petition to the Commissioner of Police requesting that the case should be re-investigated. Pointing out that, Sequel to the above, the Commissioner of Police, CP Isaac Akinmoyede ordered a revisit of the matter.
Adding that on the 15th of August 2020, upon discreet and painstaking investigation, both Onumajuru Godwin 61 years old and Agubosim Chukwuemeka 41 years old, were arrested for planting the human head in the water tank. Maintaining that, preliminary investigation revealed that both parties have been involved in a running battle over a land dispute, thus necessitating the setting-up/of allegation against Emmanuel Onuwa, in order to ensure that he is jailed, that way they can have unhindered access into the dispute land. Stressing that, they confessed to the crime but claimed that they got the head from a corpse at Njaba river bank, efforts are ongoing to identify the corpse, while the investigation is ongoing.