Insecurity & Crime

Unknown Gunmen kill Ebubeagu LG commander’s wife in Ebonyi

By KENNETH ONYEKWERE, ABAKALIKI

Tragedy struck on Sunday morning following the killing by Unknown gunmen the expectant wife of the Commander Ebubeagu security outfit in Afikpo-South Local government area of Ebonyi.

Ebonyi state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Chris Anyanwu, confirmed the incident to newsmen in a statement.

The PPRO said that the unknown gunmen also set the commander’s house ablaze and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed during the attack.

“A report filed in by CSP Ayodele Umujose, the Divisional Police Officer, Afikpo-South Division in the state, has it that the Ama-Etiti Amaoso Edda Youth Leader, Nnachi Mba, reported that at about 0230hrs on January 1, 2023, the house of the Afikpo-South Ebubeagu Commander, Oyeku Kalu Chima located at Owutu Edda, was attacked.

“His house was set ablaze while his wife, Chima was killed by the attackers.

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“It has not been established who perpetrated the dastardly act. The said Ebubeagu Commander alleged that it was one Okporie Ashango and his cohorts that did it.”

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Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Aliyu Garba, has directed that immediate investigation be carried out by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) to unravel those behind the crimes.

According to the statement, the detectives of the SCIID and operatives of the Command’s Tactical Teams have taken over proceedings in the area as the CP orders that the perpetrators must be fished out and brought to book.

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