Sus­pected mur­derer ar­rested at dad's burial in Anam­bra

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Emma Elekwa, Awka

The Po­lice in Anam­bra have ar­rested a Na­tional Diploma un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dent of a fed­eral higher in­sti­tu­tion in the state over an al­leged mur­der of one Adi­morah Em­manuel.

The sus­pect, Elochukwu Ikechukwu, was said to have been ar­rested last Fri­day at the burial of his fa­ther.

Po­lice sources said the sus­pect con­spired with his ac­com­plices still at large and lured the de­ceased, of Ag­baja vil­lage Abatete, to Atani where they dis­pos­sessed him of his Toy­ota Camry car with reg­is­tra­tion num­ber FST 962 DL val­ued at N950,000.

The sources added that the de­ceased was later beaten to death by the sus­pects and dumped in­side a bush at Atani.

Ac­cord­ing to the sources, the de­com­pos­ing body was dis­cov­ered four days later be­fore the sus­pect, who had been on the run, was even­tu­ally ar­rested.

When con­tacted, the Po­lice Public Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer in the state, DSP Ali Okechukwu, con­firmed the ar­rest.

From right: La­gos State Gov­er­nor, Mr. Ak­in­wunmi Am­bode; Com­mis­sioner for En­ergy and Min­eral Re­sources, Mr. Olawale Oluwo; Spe­cial Ad­viser on Ed­u­ca­tion to the Gov­er­nor, Mr. Obafela Bank-Ole­moh and mem­ber, La­gos State House of Assem­bly, Oluse­gun Olu­lade dur­ing the Eid-El-Fitri cel­e­bra­tion at the La­gos yes­ter­day.

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