Friday, January 21

Man remanded in prison over alleged murder of activist Kenechukwu

By: Awesome Ekene

A 29-year old man, Chiadikobi Nnaji has been remanded in prison over alleged brutal murder of one Kenechukwu Okeke.

The suspect implicated in the brutal murder of one Kenechukwu Okeke was remanded in a Correctional facility in the State after being charged to court.

The deceased, an activist who dragged several celebrities and news organisations to court during the EndSARS protest for defaming President Buhari was allegedly killed in Nkpor, near Onitsha by his former tenant, Nnadi over a disagreement on rent.

The suspect, leading a gang of six young men, accosted Okeke in his house, macheted him before his wife and daughter and poured fuel on him, before setting him ablaze, leading to his death.

A statement from the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu said the Commissioner of Police, Anambra Command, CP Echeng Echeng has assured people of the state that the Command would always live up to expectation in the discharge of its statutory responsibilities.

The statement reads, “Recall, following the murder incident that took place in Nkpor on 28th October 2021 which also trended on the social media, the Commissioner of Police, Anambra Command, CP Echeng Echeng had then ordered the immediate arrest of persons linked to the murder. The order resulted in the investigation and arrest of Chiadikobi Nnaji.

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“The CP thanked members of the public, especially family members of the deceased as well as their well wishers for their various support which led to the arrest of the suspect.

“The CP also assures that the Command will always live up to expectation in the discharge of its statutory responsibilities.”

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