Police arrest gunmen’s native doctor over murder of Anambra lawmaker

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Security operatives have arrested a suspect said to have participated in the abduction and beheading of the lawmaker who represented Aguata II Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Okechukwu Okoye, and his aide, Cyril Chiegboka.

The suspect said to be popular with the name, Egbe-Ejiejeogu (Gun Used For War), according to sources, was arrested in Awka, the state capital, while leaving a hospital.

He had reportedly gone to a private hospital for treatment after the first attempt to arrest him failed. He was said to have ‘disappeared’ after jumping into a ditch in his home in Unubi, Nnewi South Local Government Area.

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International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (INTERSOCIETY), in a statement signed by its board chairman, Emeka Umeagbalasi, and two others, commended the Department of State Services and other security agencies in the state for tracking and apprehending the suspect.

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Police spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed that a serious security operation was ongoing in the state, but said that he would get back to the reporter as soon as possible with more details.

 

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