- Police said it has arrested a suspect allegedly involved in the murder of a monarch Igwe Stephen Nwatu
- The Enugu monarch was murdered over a town union leadership
- Police said the suspect is helping them with necessary information
Enugu state police command said it has arrested one of the suspects allegedly involved in the murder of the traditional ruler of Ogbozinne community in Nkanu West local government of the state.
The spokesman of the command, Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, September 13, in Enugu.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Igwe Stephen Nwatu was murdered on June 11 in the community over a protracted town union leadership.
NAIJ.com gathers that the leadership tussle is said to be on for more than 10 years.
Over 200 houses were allegedly razed by a group in the community loyal to the monarch when the he was murdered.
Amaraizu said the suspect “believed to have participated actively in the act and was nabbed by police operatives two days ago.”
“The suspect is helping the police in its investigations and the command has intensified manhunt for other suspects.’’
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) had arrested five more suspects in connection with the deadly robberies of five banks in Offa town, Kwara state on April 5, 2018.
The five persons were arrested within the week with the help of leaders of the robbery gang who were recently moved back to southwest from Abuja to help the police in their investigation and to help them recovering firearms used in the robberies.
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