Abia Police arrest four suspected killer of Police Inspector Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia


The Abia state Police Command has arrested 

four persons in connection with the murder of a Police Inspector identified as 

 Princewill Divine.

The Commissioner of Police in the state Mrs. Janet Agbede, confirmed the development in a statement made available to our correspondent on Friday.

She revealed that five Police Mobile Force personnel attached to 28 and 55 squadrons in the command deployed to a nipping point at Okagwe junction in Ohafia Local Goverment Area of the state were attacked by gun men on Monday September 7.

The CP stated that the incident took place at a bus stop pavilion located at the nipping point where the policemen went to take shelter while it was raining.

She added that the hoodlums

who were over 30 in number also carted away three AK47 rifles with some ammunition.

The statement read in part,"The criminals armed with guns, machetes and other dangerous weapons unexpectedly shot at the policemen and cruelly used machetes on them and the policemen in-turn retaliated in defense.

"One of the policemen, Inspector Princewill Divine, died instantly, another had his wrist cut off while others were left with varying degrees of injury.

"Having personally visited the scene, victims and the neighbouring communities, I here by appeal to medical practitioners, all hospitals, trado-medical practitioners and the general public to report any person seen with bullet wounds to the police or nearest security agency". 

Also in the Police custody is one Robinson Abel, an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Akwa Ibom Command who shot and killed one Onyedikachi Nwogu of Umuokoro Umuokpo in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state.

The suspect who was attached to a construction company dualising the Aba/Ikot-Ekpene road, has confessed that he killed the deceased on Tuesday September 8, 2020 in his village during an encounter with him.

The Commissioner of Police urged Abia residents to continue with their lawful business and avoid any act capable of causing the breach of peace in the state.

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