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Man killed at building site, buried in shallow grave

The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a 43-year-old man, Mr Ekene Ekwenuya, by suspected assassins at Ogwashi-Uku community in Aniocha South…

The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a 43-year-old man, Mr Ekene Ekwenuya, by suspected assassins at Ogwashi-Uku community in Aniocha South LGA.

The command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, told newsmen on Monday that one of the suspects involved in the killing had been arrested.

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He explained that, “The police got information that the victim was killed with a cutlass. They cut him in the head, leading to his death.

“However, last Saturday, the police apprehended one of the suspects and he is currently helping the police with investigation.”

Meanwhile, a source simply identified as Chukwudi, said the victim was ambushed on Tuesday when he went to his building site along Ubulu-Unor road at Ogwashi-Uku.

He explained that, “The incident happened six days ago. Ekwenuya went to his building site with his motorbike last Tuesday and never returned home.

“The family and friends searched everywhere for him to no avail; a situation that made them to make a report to the police.

“But on Saturday morning, some friends of the victim spotted a youth in the community riding Ekene’s motorbike and so confronted him about the whereabouts of Ekene.

“When the suspect could not give a definite answer, they held him, beat him up and called vigilantes who subsequently handed him to the police.” (NAN)

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