TWO undergraduates of the Ebonyi State University, 26-
year-old James Okoh and Victor Uchenna Okefie, 27, are now
cooling their heels in the cold embrace of the of the Anti-
Kidnapping Squad, AKS, where they are being interrogated,
following their arrest by the Enugu State Police Command.
Okoh and Okefie, who had been at large, allegedly conspired
to murder, Mrs. Stella Uhuo, a US-based lady who was
visiting home on vacation.
Prior to the dastardly act Ohuo had been a benefactor to
Okoh, a final year Sociology student of the university, who
hails from Amata in Afikpo North Local Government Area,
Ebonyi State. She asked members of her family to come to the
airport to receive her.
She was said to have intimated Okoh about her planned visit
and requested him to come to the airport so that he could take
her to Abakaliki to deliver some luggage given to her by
some friends in the United States for onward delivery to their
On the fateful day, November 14, 2015, the Commissioner of
Police, Mr. Nwodibo Ekechukwu, told Sunday Sun reporter
that the family of the deceased joyfully turned out at the
airport to receive her. Okoh also came with his friend in a
Her personal luggage were put in the car brought by family,
while the ones she wanted to take to Abakaliki were loaded
into the boot of the Volvo car with registration number Lagos
EKY 855 CY.
After the exchange of pleasantries, the family left while
Ohuo, Okoh and Okefie headed to Abakaliki. The time was
Okefie sat at the back of the car while Okoh drove with Ohuo
sitting in front, completely at peace, unknown to her that they
had a heinous plan.
Along the way, Okoh diverted off the busy Enugu-Abakaliki
road, to a side road away from passing cars. From the back,
Okefie lunged forward, grabbed Ohuo by the neck with a
choking hold while Okoh viciously hit her on the head.
Then Okefie strangled her. When her legs ceased kicking as
life ebbed out and her heart stopped beating, the duo, still
acting out their carefully scripted evil plan, calmly searched
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her and took all the money she had in dollars and her iPad.
When Sunday Sun reporter spoke with suspects in custody,
Okoh recounted what transpired after the woman died. He
said: “We dumped her corpse along Enugu/Abakaliki express
road, on the Enugu State side.
We took her dollars and luggage including ipad and broke
the SIM cards of her phones. We ran to my hostel at Ebonyi
State University and later went to Sabongari in Abakaliki to
change the dollars to Naira and got over N850,000. We burnt
the clothes of the deceased, and shared all the male clothes
we saw in the luggage.”
The following day, after waiting for long and not receiving
any call from Ohuo, her brother became troubled and went to
the police to file a missing person report. At the time of the
incident, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, was the police
commissioner. Soon after he handed over to Ekechukwu, who
assumed duty at the Command.
Soon after he received the case file, Ekechukwu directed
detectives attached to Anti-Kidnapping Squad to commence
They promptly arrested Okoh on January 29, 2016 at his
hostel at the Ebonyi State University while Okefie was traced
to his parent’s house at Ajaokuta in Kogi State on January
31, 2016. In the course of interrogation they confessed to the
crime, and gave graphic details of how they did it.
Upon receiving news that the duo had been arrested, Ohuo’s
family members stormed the headquarters of AKS, to identify
them as the two people who were last seen with their sister
before her death.
They were shocked that Okoh who their sister had helped
immensely could have been the person to tragically end her
life. They wailed and were unable to control their emotions.
Meanwhile the corpse of Ohuo has been in the mortuary since
November 14, when it was picked up from the roadside.
Ekechukwu assured that the suspects would be charged to
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court soon after the conclusion of investigation.
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