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May 20, 2024

We’re investigating murder of Okija town secretary – Anambra Police

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By Vincent Ujumadu, Awka

THE Anambra State Police command says it has begun investigation into the murder of the Secretary General of Okija Progressive Union, OPU, Barrister Peter Awa.

Awah was killed by gunmen at about 11:00 pm at Eke Umudioka, Okija on Sunday.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Tochukwu Ikenga said preliminary information revealed that the assailants, operating in motorbikes, shot the deceased as he was about to alight his vehicle to safety when he was approached by the murderers.

According to the PPRO, some eyewitnesses have provided details that were already aiding the investigation.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Nnaghe Obono Itam, while commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Nigeria Bar Association, the people of Okija, as well as the state, has directed the immediate transfer of the case to the homicide section of the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Awka for a comprehensive probe into the incident.