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Find killers of my son, bereaved father appeals to IGP

By Gordi Udeajah, Umuahia   |   22 September 2015   |   2:40 am  

Ikechukwu

Ikechukwu

THE Abia State Police Command at the weekend confirmed receiving a report on the murder of one Mr Ikechukwu Vincent Uwagbaokwu, a Marketing student of Imo Polytechnic on the night of September 11, 2015 in his family house at Ohobo Afara in Umuahia North Local Council of Abia State.

The Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Ezekiel Onyeke Udeviotu, while confirming that the murder was reported to the state Police Command, said that investigations into the incident had been directed.

The late Uwagbaokwu’s family in a petition dated September 15, 2015 to the State Police Commissioner by Barrister Godwin N. Oriaku stated that he (Ikechukwu) “was murdered in cold blood by the Police in the early hours of September 11, 2015.”

In the petition which copy was made available to the media, the Police Commissioner was told that the murdered Ikechukwu’s family “has been having a land dispute with Chief Isikaku Ndukwe , Mr Benjamin Ndukwe and Chief Donatus Nathaniel Aisha Uwaga all of Ohobo Afara.

“That the Ibeku Okonkwo Arbitration Panel fixed the hearing date of the matter (land dispute) on 15th day of July 2015 and requested the parties to appear before it on that day.”

“On the scheduled July 1, when the Arbitration Panel members, witnesses and the complainants gathered at the venue of the deliberation, they were informed by one Chief Donatus Nathaniel Issah Uwaga that Chief Isikaku Ndukwe , one of the parties to the case slated for deliberation , died on the 2nd of July 2015 and that the family had requested that the matter be adjourned till after the burial of the remains of Chief Ndukwe.

The deceased Ikechukwu’s father, Mr Emmanuel Uwagbaokwu, urged the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase to order full investigation to unravel the killers of his son.



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