Update: Man declared wanted by Police over murder of Enugu monarch

14th June 2018
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Recall that some youths in the area physically assaulted the monarch when he tried to stop them from going for a meeting with the state governor, Ifeanyi Uguwanyi. He later died in hospital.

The Police in Enugu State have declared one Chijioke Okenwa wanted for allegedly instigating the youths in Ogbozine Akpugo, a community in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State to murder the traditional monarch Igwe Steven Nwatu, on Monday June 11th.

Recall that some youths in the area physically assaulted the monarch when he tried to stop them from going for a meeting with the state governor, Ifeanyi Uguwanyi. He later died in hospital.

Reacting to the incident, the spokesperson of the state Police command, Ebere Amaraizu, said preliminary investigation shows that Okenwa was the brain behind the attack. Amaraizu said an arrest warrant has been issued against 48-year-old Okenwa who is an indigene of Ogbozine Akpugo community and is a businessman at the Alaba International Market, Lagos.

“The Enugu State Police Command is advising members of the public with useful information about how the suspect can be traced to report to the nearest police station or contact the command. Our men will not also relent in their efforts to enure that the culprit is arrested,” Amaraizu said

The monarch was attacked by his subjects and beaten to a pulp. He was rushed to the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, (ESUTH) Parklane, where he was confirmed dead.


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