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Police detain NPL stars over murder

Two unnamed  Akwa United stars are being held by police over the murder of a lady, has learnt.

The players  hold top positions at the NPL outfit. One of them was a delight to watch last season as he scored vital goals from setpieces on Akwa’s return to the top flight.

A top source at the Uyo-based club informed that the two players have been in police net for the past one month following the death of a lady, who was reportedly a girl friend to one of them.

“The players have been in police custody over the murder of a lady for the past one month,” the source disclosed.

“The police said they were tipped off that kidnappers were heading in their direction and they were in a black Toyota Camry, which was the same description as the one the players were driving on that fateful day.

“The players’ version of the story is that the police opened fire on them and one of the bullets hit the lady and killed her, but the police insist they met the lady dead in the car.”



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