February 27, 2024

Police arrest four suspects over murder of community leader in Anambra

The Kogi State Police Command has admitted complacency in the killing of Barrister Elias Ugwu last week Friday, admitting that the Nsukka-based lawyer was however killed in error.

The Police Command in Anambra has announced the arrest of four suspects over the murder of Mr Silas Onyima, President General of Umuoji Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

Onyima was murdered in his home on Feb. 23, by some masked assailants.

DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the command spokesperson, said on Tuesday in Awka that police operatives in Ogidi and members of the Umuoji vigilante group worked together to apprehend the suspects.

He added that the mobile phone and ATM card of the deceased were recovered from the suspects.

Ikenga said the command was on the trail of four of their accomplices and had deployed its homicide team to apprehend them and unravel the motive behind the gruesome crime. (NAN)