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Police Arrest Killer Of Enugu Magistrate


FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – The Police in Enugu State have arrested one Abuchi Afam, over his alleged involvement in the callous murder of a serving magistrate in the State last year.

African Examiner reports that the deceased magistrate was murdered on September 01, 2014 by gunmen in front of his residence at Trans-Ekulu area of, Enugu.

A press statement issued by the state police public Relations officer, PPRO, Ebere Amarizu, made available to African Examiner on Saturday Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed that the suspect, is a native of Eda in Afikpo South local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

According to the command spokesman, he was arrested in Aba, Abia state.

The statement quoted the 21-year-old Abuchi as saying that their intention was not to shoot or kill the magistrate but to snatch his car and go to operation with it.

“He regretted that on that fateful day, himself and other gang members, numbering about three, contracted a tricyclist from Gariki Awkunanaw, Enugu where they took off to Trans-Ekulu to make a cult hit against their rival cult members of the Ayez or black axe confraternity.

“He revealed that they are members of the vikings confraternity on a revenge mission but stumbled on the deceased magistrate when he was trying to drive out from his gate; they discharged the tricyclist and decided to take over the car.

“He confessed that it was one of his friends, identified as BIAKO, who called him and others and informed them that there is going to be war between their cult, Vikings and Ayez. He said that he was called up from his residence at Agu Uwani Enugu”.

Abuchi, who also denied killing the magistrate said, “I did not shoot the man. It was Biako that shot the man when he was trying to drag the key with them”.

Said the PPRO:“The suspect is helping the police to fish out all those that perpetrated the ugly incident”, he added


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