Suspected killer of father of Stephanie Okereke’s ex, Chikelu Iloenyosi, arrested

Stephanie Okereke Chikelue Iloenyosi

The police in Anambra have arrested one Ikechukwu Emilie over the kidnap and murder of Chief James Iloenyosi, father of former Super Eagles player, Chikelu Iloenyosi.

Anambra Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Haruna Mohammadu, disclosed this to newsmen in a statement on Saturday in Awka.

Mr Mohammadu, said the suspect was arrested at his hideout in Anaku, Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state.

The PPRO noted that the suspect escaped arrest in 2014 when he jumped down from Phix Hotel Abagana , a three storey building with handcuffs on.

The police further said the suspect had been elusive since then while still terrorising Anaku and Otoucha axis of the state.

“At about 1:30pm, following credible intelligence, Police detectives attached to the Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested the suspect Ikechukwu Emlilie, aged 30, in his hideout at Anaku in Anyamelum LGA of Anambra State,” he said.

He explained that police had commenced full investigation and that effort is being intensified to apprehend other accomplices in order to bring them to Justice.

Chief Iloanyusi, 86, was kidnapped on November 25, 2013 on his way to church and was found dead after the family paid ransom to the alleged kidnappers.

His ex-footballer son once deceived Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke, into marrying him.

The marriage was declared null and void in 2012 upon the actress’ demand for an annulment when it was discovered that Iloenyosi was legally married to another woman in the United States.