How I killed My Stepmother Over N1m – Suspect

How we killed INEC staff – Suspect

No fewer than 20 criminal suspects have been arrested and paraded by the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, at the force headquarters in Awka, on Friday.

Some of the suspects confessed to various crimes and how they perpetrated their dastard acts before the police and journalists during interrogations.


Ekenedilichukwu was among the 20 criminal suspects paraded by the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, at the force headquarters in Awka, on Friday.

The suspect said he had on September 28, 2022, in company with his gang members, killed his mother identified as Mrs Theresa Okeke, aged 54 years, an accountant with National Population Commission in Awka. 

According to police investigations, the deceased was murdered in her residence at No 4 Umuziocha Street, Awka

One of the suspects, identified as Ekenedilichukwu Okeke, confessed that he killed his stepmother for refusing to give him N1million for school fees.


The suspect said, ”I had a problem with my stepmother and I wanted her to give me N1 million, she refused but after some time, I pleaded with her and she agreed to give me the money.

“But when she later refused to give me the money, I had to arrange with some of my friends to come and help me to get the money from her. They came at night, tied her hands and leg to force her to give me the money, but in the process, she stopped talking and before we knew it, she was dead.”

One of the accomplices, arrested along with him, Mr Peter Jideofor said Ekenedilichukwu called him to help him get the money forcefully from his stepmother.

“Ekenedilichukwu called me that I should help him extract N1m from his stepmother to enable him to pay his school fees at the university. 

“When we got to his stepmother’s house at about 2 am, one of the guys tied the woman’s hands and legs and when she wanted to shout, I personally covered her mouth and I called the other one to bring something to tie her mouth. After tying her mouth, she stopped breathing and we have to rush out,” he said.

He added that they could not get any money from the woman before she died as she did not give them her pin number. 

Also, among the suspects paraded by the police, was a suspect, identified as Mr Nwobodo Samuel Obumneme, who confessed to belonging to a group that killed a staff member of the Independent National Electoral Commission, in Awka, Mr Osita Duruoha in September.