43-year old man, Ekene Ekwenuya, has been killed and buried in shallow grave by suspected assassins in Ogwashi-Ukwu, Aniocha South LGA of Delta State.
The state police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, told newsmen in Asaba that one of the suspects involved in the gruesome killing is currently in police custody.
Edafe said, “The police got information that the victim was killed with cutlass. They cut him in the head, which led to his death.
“However, last Saturday, the police apprehended one of the suspects and he is currently helping with the investigation.”
According to Vanguard, community sources said that the victim was ambushed on Tuesday, when he went to his building site along Ubulu-Unor road, Ogwashi-Uku.
A young man in the community, who gave his name simply as Chukwudi, disclosed that the killers overpowered Ekene, dealt him several machete cuts on his head and dug a shallow grave in which they buried him.
“This incident happened over six days now. Ekene went to his building site with his motorbike last Tuesday and never returned home.
“The family and friends have searched everywhere for him but to no avail, a situation that made them to make a formal report to police.
“But last Saturday morning, some friends of the victim in the community spotted a youth from the community riding Ekene’s motorbike and confronted him over the whereabouts of Ekene.
“When the suspect could not give a definite answer, they held him, beat him up and called in the community vigilantes who subsequently handed the suspect to the police,” Chukwudi said.
The source said that the suspect later confessed to the crime before the police and mentioned three other accomplices who are currently on the run.
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