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Enugu Town Union President, Three Others Arrested Over X-mas Eve Murder

Posted: Dec 28, 2015 at 11:02 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu, Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a town union president and three other natives of same community for alleged involvement in the killing of  late Barr. Ejimofor Ozongwu on Christmas Eve

Ozongwu was murdered in his hometown Okwojo, Ngwo in Udi L.G.A of Enugu State on December 23.

The deceased, a lawyer was until his death, the Executive Secretary, Enugu State Committee on Creation of Adada State.

It was gathered that his killers lured him from where he was attending a wedding in Enugu metropolis on the fateful day, ambushed him on the way and murdered him in cold blood.

Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu (DSP) confirmed the arrest of President-General of Okwojo Town Union (names withheld) and three others whose names were yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

Amaraizu disclosed that the manhunt for the other perpetrators of the dastardly 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.

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

Ozo Onyia who spoke during the visit also noted that those who may have been involved whenever they are unveiled remain persona non gratas 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.

Brother to the deceased Eric Ozongwu 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 stressing that “Ejimofor’s death will not be in vain.”