Suspects Arrested After Man Was Hacked To Death In Umuahia (Graphic Video)

Suspects Arrested After Man Was Hacked To Death In Umuahia (Graphic Video)

The Abia State Police Command has confirmed the death of a 65-year-old man, Mr Chigbu Chigozie, in a suspected murder case at Nsirimo Ubakala, Umuahia South Local Government Area (LGA), saying an autopsy would be conducted.

The Command made the confirmation in a press release signed by ASP Maureen Chioma Chinaka, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Commissioner of Police, Abia State.

According to the police, some suspects have been arrested in connection with Mr Chigozie’s murder while the case would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, for comprehensive inquiry.

The statement described Chigozie’s murder as disturbing, adding that his lifeless body has been deposited in a mortuary.

“On the morning of September 21, 2023, at approximately 8 am, the Ubakala Police Division in Abia State received a disturbing incident report. It was reported that the lifeless body of an individual was discovered in One Mr. Chigbu’s compound.

“The deceased was later identified as Mr. Chigbu Chigozie, a 65-year-old resident of Umumba Nsirimo, Ubakala, Umuahia South LGA. He was found lying in a pool of blood with multiple machete wounds to his head. Unfortunately, Mr. Chigbu was confirmed to be deceased.

“Our officers promptly visited the crime scene, collected essential evidence, and took photographs. The victim’s body has been transported to the mortuary, where it will undergo autopsy as part of further investigation.

“At this time, some suspects have been arrested, and preliminary investigations are actively ongoing. In the interest of a comprehensive inquiry, this case will be subsequently transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID” the police statement said.

Chinaka assured the public that the police is working diligently to apprehend all criminals connected with the murder, even as it appealed to the public to supply useful information to the Command.

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