The Federal Capital Territory Police Command on Monday paraded three suspected killers of a 26-year old National Youth Service Corps member, Stephanie Terungwa.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, during the parade of the suspects, Jenifer Tsembe (26), Monday Simon a.k.a Black (36) and Solomon Abu (35), at the Command’s headquarters, said they conspired together to commit the crime.
The police boss disclosed that the victim was first kidnapped before she was eventually killed.
He further disclosed that one of the suspects, Jennifer, planned to eliminate the victim, who was her rival and dating her lover, Edward Achadu.
Addressing newsmen before parading the suspects, Babaji said: “Our investigation revealed that the suspects criminally conspired and murdered the victim to separate her from Edward Achadu so that Jennifer Tsembe, one of the suspects, and an estranged lover of Edward, could have him all to herself, especially for pecuniary benefits.”
The police commissioner, explained that investigation is ongoing to reveal facts that could lead to further arrests participants in the criminal act, saying the suspects will be charged to court.
Also, Tsembe, who spoke with journalists, said she only conspired to abduct Jennifer and demand ransom from Achadu and not with an intention to kill her.
She accused Solomon, one of the paraded suspects, of initiating the plan to kidnap the victim.
Contrary to her account, both Simon and Abu, alleged that Tsembe, the victim’s close friend, conceived the plan for the deceased to come to her house where she requested their help to tie her upon her arrival.
Simon said: “She (Tsembe) conceived the plan to kidnap her (the deceased) and that after we had played our part, Tsembe instructed us to go away. We left her alone with Stephanie and her child.
“But after we had left, Tsembe later called me to say she needed my help because Stephanie had died. Before I arrived she had already bathed her with acid.”
It would be recalled that Terungwa Stephanie wsa declared missing with her with her 17-month old a day after leaving home in Abuja.
But the child was later recovered at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where he was dumped by unknown persons.