Declares 21 persons wanted
The Ebonyi State Police command has paraded the Labour Party’s candidate for Ezza North state constituency, Leonard Nwali and three others over alleged connection to the murder of the immediate past ward chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Ezza North Local government area, Peter Nweke.
The Police Commissioner, Faleye Sunday, in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, made this known to newsmen on Friday.
The police also declared 21 persons wanted over the alleged murder of the immediate past ward chairman of People’s Democratic Party in Ezza North local government area, Peter Nweke.
They include; Chief Azuoba Nwokwu, Chika Nwafor Kizito, Obinna Nwafor (Alias Alaba), Chikwado Awo (Alias Rseti) and Friday Igwe Nwagu.
Others declared wanted are: Samchi Mgbada, Engr. Emeka Eze, Morris Eguji, Paul Nweke (Alias Ak-47), Anayo Nwafor (Alias NJafdac), Polycarp Obinna Alegu, Uchenna Nweze (Alias Shawo), Usman Opoke, Abba Michael Ifeanyi (Alias Agu), and Romanus Nwakpa.
Other wanted persons are: Nwanga Afam, Gideon Nweze (Alias Biggy), Nweke Uchenna (Alias Uche Oyenge), Agbom Christian (Alias Okiri), Nelson Nwokwu and Ikechukwu Abba.
The statement reads “on the 18th of March, 2023, during the Gubernatorial/State House of Assembly Elections, one Peter Nweke ‘m’, the PDP Ward Chairman at Ezza North was killed by unknown gunmen. Sequel to the dastardly act, the Commissioner of Police CP Faleye S. Olaleye, psc tasked all Police Officers in the Command to fish out all those responsible for the killing. Consequently, on 28/03/2023 four suspects were arrested in connection with the death of Mr. Peter Nweke.
“During interrogation of the suspects, the first suspect, one Leonard Kelechi Nwali ‘m’ a Labour Party House of Assembly aspirant, Ezza North Constituency confessed to hiring the assailants who were meant to torture the late Peter Nweke, however, he died in the process. According to him, the late Peter Nweke posed a threat to his political ambition, so he contacted one Akwasi ‘M’ of Nnachi Umuezeoka Ezza North L.G.A who spearheaded the torture that eventually resulted to the death of Mr. Peter Nweke ‘m’.
“The second suspect, Onyebuchi Chita ‘m’ of Nkomoro community confessed to having brought the killers from Nkomoro into the Ogboji community where Peter Nweke was killed.
“The third suspect, Aloke Obinna ‘M’ of Ogboji community confessed to having given his motorcycle to one Onyebuchi Chita to escape after the incident. While Ifeanyi Nwokpuku ‘m’ the fourth suspect of Ogboji community in Ezza North conspired with one Sampson Nweke ‘m’ who pointed Peter Nweke out to the killers.
“The Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State Police Command assures members of the public that all the suspects arrested would be arraigned in court at the end of investigation, while those at large will be apprehended and brought to Justice.
“He also reiterated the command’s continuous commitment to safeguarding lives and properties of the good people of Ebonyi State and strongly sent out a warning to all criminals that there is no safe haven in Ebonyi State for them,” the police statement added.