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Police arrest chief, 5 others over murder in Ebonyi

BY PETER OKUTU
ABAKALIKI – EBONYI State Police Command, yesterday, said it had arrested six suspects in connection with the murder of one Chikaudili Okrouga, 30, at Okposi Development Centre in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Addressing newsmen at the Command Headquarters in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, Sylvester Igbo, said the suspects were arrested on April 30, 2013, two days after the murder, adding that the deceased was allegedly buried after being murdered.

The suspects are: Chief Okoroafor Onu, 60; Nnamdi Chukwu, 24; Ikenta Samuel, 38; Nwani Ogo, 68; Nnaemeka Chukwu, 30 and Gabriel Anu, 68.

According to the police spokesman, the command was able to establish the spot where the deceased was buried in a village in Okposi community, adding that efforts were on to exhume the corpse for a post-mortem analysis.

“The suspects allegedly buried the deceased in a bush in the village and the spot has been discovered. It was alleged that the chief directed youths of the area to beat up the deceased which eventually led to his death.

“Upon investigation, the chief said that he ordered the attack on the deceased because he (Okrouga) was mentally ill. However, we are still investigating the matter and after that the suspects will be charged to court.”


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