Wednesday, 4 March 2015

PDP Candidate, 36 Others Detained In Ebonyi

There was jubilation in Abakaliki and Afikpo south local government area of Ebonyi State following the arrest of a House of Assembly candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor Martin Elechi’s aide, Chidi Ejem and 36 others for allegedly killing a 36-year-old man, Udu Emegha of Amaigbo Etiti Edda, during attack on Labour Party supporters in the area.

Mr. Ejem was the special adviser to Governor Martin Elechi on Petroleum Products, Pricing, and Distribution before he resigned his appointment to contest the State House of Assembly seat.

Briefing journalists in Abakaliki, the state police public relations officer (PPRO) Chris Anyanwu said “A group of hoodlums numbering up to 20 were led by one Emmanuel Innocent from Amaigbo Etiti Edda and besieged the house of the deceased and attacked him, beating him to comma.

“The said Udu Emegha gave up the ghost, later the team of police operative rounded up the said Emmanuel and others in the house of one Chidi Ejem. Chidi   is a candidate of House of Assembly and a 38 year-old man.

“The exhibits recovered include; three cutlasses with blood stain, a single barrel gun and some expanded cartridges.

“The state CID has just commenced investigation into the matter and the cause of this murder will be unraveled.

We have in our net Chidi Ejem, Emmanuel Innocent and thirty five others. So far we have arrested thirty seven suspects in connection to the murder, Anyanwu disclosed.’’

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