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Delta Kingship Tussle: Police Arrest Idumuje-Ugboko Murder Suspect

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Police operatives have eventually arrested the principal suspect in the murder of a commercial motor cyclist simply identified as Cyril, during the mayhem that occurred in Idumuje-Ugboko, Anicoha North Local Government Area, recently.

The suspect, identified as Nnamdi Ochei, 33, was picked up by the police after weeks of manhunt that paid off few days ago.

His arrest reportedly ignited a protest by factional youths sympathetic to his course as they threatened to cause more havoc or maim elders suspected to support the police, if the suspect was not released.

He was alleged to be among some palace urchins that attacked some elders of the community, including the Iyase of Idumuje-Ugboko, Chief Chris Ogwu and the Secretary, Idumuje-Ugboko Land Committee, Chief Keneth Iloh, for supporting the approval of 90 hectares of land for the proposed Stars University, Idumuje-Ugboko, sponsored by Prince Ned Nwoko, a former member of House of Representatives.

Police sources told The Pointer that the suspect was among youths loitering around the palace and disrupting or causing breach of the peace in the community.

According to the police, the suspect was picked up Monday night following a tip off.

He was consequently whisked off to the Office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Benin City, who is in charge of investigating the case, where he is now cooling off his feet.

When contracted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Delta State, Mr. Andrew Aniemeka, confirmed the arrest and added that the AIG’s office was investigating the case.

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