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Police seeks information on killers of Enugu monarch

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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu

By Stanley Nwanosike

The Police Command in Enugu State on Thursday appealed for the public’s help for information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect, one Chijioke Okenwa and his cohorts alleged to be involved in the murder of a monarch.

The police said Igwe Steven Nwatu, the traditional ruler of Ogbozinne autonomous community, Akpugo, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Eunu State, was murdered on Monday.

The command’s Spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, said that a warrant of arrest had been issued against Okenwa and his cohorts.

According to him, Okenwa (48) with an average height, dark in complexion, hails from Ogboezinne Autonomous community of Akpugo.

“The command is advising members of the public with useful information about how the suspect can be traced, to report to any nearby police station or contact the command’s telephone numbers of 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671201 and 08098880172.

“They can also reach the command through it twitter page of @POLICENGEnugu or Facebook address of Nigereiapoliceforceenugustatecommand,’’ he said.

He said Okenwa’s shop address was situated at the DD unit of the Alaba International Market, Ojo in Lagos State.

Amaraizu said that besides those being sought, the command had nabbed some other suspects who were helping the police operatives in their investigations.

Some of the subjects on Monday allegedly killed the traditional ruler over protracted town union leadership.
The leadership tussle was said to have lasted for more than 10 years.

Over 200 houses were allegedly razed by a group in the community loyal to the monarch.