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Enugu Police Arrest Community Leader, Others Over Lawyer’s Murder


The Enugu state police command has arrested the town union president of Okwojo, Ngwo community in Udi council Area of Enugu state, Denis Ozongwu, and three other natives of the area over their alleged involvement in the killing of a prominent lawyer, late Barr. Ejimofor Ozongwu.

The deceased, who hails from same community with the suspects, according to the police, was murdered on December 23rd, 2015. Until his sad demise, he was the Executive Secretary Enugu State Committee on creation of Adada State.

The State police public Relations officer, PPRO, Ebere Amarizu, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects to newsmen in Enugu on Monday, said the deceased was lured from where he was attending a wedding in Enugu, ambushed and murdered in cold blood.

Apart from the community leader, and one Sabastine Offor, the PPRO said names of the other suspects were yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

Amarizu, however, dismissed a claim by the President General, that he was shot at by the deceased, stating that investigations carried out so far by the police, suggest that the wound he sustained came after the deceased had been killed.

The Command spokesman disclosed that manhunt for the perpetrators of the barbaric act is on, assuring that the police was working round the clock to apprehend the culprits and all those who had a hand in the murder.

Meanwhile, the people of the community in their numbers, led by the traditional Prime Minister Ozo Ramsey Onyia has already paid a solidarity/condolence visit to the family washing their hands off the act which they described as an abomination.

Ozo Onyi who spoke during the visit also noted that those who may have been involved whenever they are unveiled remain persona non grata in the community, describing the deceased as the only practicing lawyer in the community who had borne the legal burden of his people while alive.

In his reaction amid tears, younger brother to the deceased Eric Ozongwu, had related the death of his senior brother to a certain land tussle where the late lawyer has been farming for more than 30 years, pointing accusing fingers to close family relations.

He vowed that the family will put in all within its reach to ensure that those behind the murder were brought to book vowing that “Ejimofor’s death will not be in vain.”


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