Chigozie Ugwu who is in his twenties, on Sunday stabbed his friend to death, Nwoye Arua, 35.
The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. at Amegu Ejona Orba in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ebere Amaraizu, who made the incident known to journalists in Enugu, said the suspect has run away after stabbing his friend with a knife over an unknown reason.
“On March 11, at about 10:30 pm, one Chigozie Ugwu allegedly stabbed his victim, identified as Nwoye Arua, about 35 years, with a knife over a yet to be established reason and escaped to avoid arrest.”
Amaraizu said that following the report, a manhunt for the suspect was intensified, having rushed the victim that was stabbed to death to Nwosai Foundation Hospital for medical attention.
According to him, the suspect was detained while the victim was later confirmed dead by the doctor and the remains is in the hospital mortuary.
“The suspect is helping the operatives of the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (SCIID) in their full-scale investigations.”
The PPRO said the command, through the operatives of Udenu Division, had commenced a full-scale investigation into the alleged murder.