Police have apprehended two more suspects in connection with the murder of Igwe Peter Ani Onuoha, the traditional ruler of Mgbanaocha Nkerefi of Nkanu East of Enugu state.
Their arrest brings to three the number arrested so far since a gang of six, armed with rifles and machetes, attacked Igwe Onuoha in his palace, killing him and two other persons on July 7, 2015.
The suspected mastermind of the act, Sunday Edwin Agbala, a bricklayer based in Illah, Delta State and a native of Mgbanaocha, had earlier been arrested by the police.
He had then admitted taking part, but denied pulling the trigger saying he was only armed with a machete.
His cooperation with police investigations, according to Mr. Ebere Amarizu (DSP), the Police Public Relations Officer, led to the arrest of his accomplice, Ifeanyichukwu Eze, alias Nwa Nwanyi Agbala of Nkerefi, on 2nd August and Ogbuife Chinedu,(Osama Bin Ladin) also from Nkerefi on 3rd August, 2015.
The homicide squad of the Enugu police command picked the two suspects at Nara a neighbouring town to Nkerefi and in Iheukwuru village in Nkerefi where they had been hiding.
Police said Ogbuife Chinedu (aka Osama Bin Ladin), a carpenter by trade, has a bunk for the consumption of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp as well as the type known as “monkey tail”.
The other suspect, Ifeanyichukwu Eze, also claimed to be an upholstery maker but usually visited Ogbuife’s bunk.
Amaraizu said both suspects were helping the operatives in their investigations, explaining that they would be arraigned before a competent court of law after investigations.
It could be recalled that Igwe Peter Ani Onuoha, along with others were gruesomely murdered on the 11th of July this year at Nkerefi in Nkanu East local government area of Enugu state over a yet to be established cause.


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