The suspect was accused of killing women and then having intercourse with their lifeless bodies
The police in Ebonyi have arrested a young man on allegations of murder and necrophilia.
The 20-year-old, identified simply as Chukwuma, is said to have taken the lives of 3 women after which he had sex with the corpses.
Details of the crime were made known by the Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Chris Anyanwu.
“We nabbed him after placing surveillance at a particular farm, where he usually waylays women who are going to farm or coming back from farm.
We got the information that he had killed three women in the same way. He has the habit of waylaying the women on lonely bush path.
Whenever a woman passes through the place he pounces on her and strangles her to death and has sex with the dead body.
“One of these women’s name is Anyigor from the same village. On July 15, she went to farm at a place called Okwulike but never returned.
Then, when he was later arrested, he (the suspect) confessed that he was hanging around that farm area when he saw the woman who is late now, and pounced on her, strangled her to death by grabbing her neck region until she gave up before he had sex with the dead woman and robbed her of N8,500, which he found on her.
“The suspect said he used the money to buy Nokia handset phone and used the remaining money to drink local gin called ‘kaikai’.
“The second incident happened a week after, on July 23, the victim is Mrs. Helen, a 54-year-old woman, who went to Egiagu village to farm and never returned.
“So, alarmed by her non-return, her son alerted the villagers and a search party later found her dead body along the lonely farm path. When Chukwuma was arrested, he confessed that he strangled the woman the same way he strangled the other two women.
The suspect reportedly blamed his actions on his annoyance with the people of the community who had taken to calling him a nickname he did not like.