Police probe dumping of lifeless body on Enugu road

Police probe dumping of lifeless body on Enugu road

The Police Command in Enugu State says it has commenced investigation into the alleged murder of Stephen Ajah.

Ajah was a resident of Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state.

This was disclosed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement issued to journalists in Enugu. He noted that the lifeless body of Ajah was found on the Ozalla-Agbani Road in the early hours of Monday.

He said: “There was a reported case of murder of a young man identified as Stephen Ajah; along Ozalla-Agbani Road in Nkanu West Local Government Area by yet-to-be identified armed men.

“The lifeless body of the said young man was rushed to the hospital by police operatives…He was confirmed dead by a doctor on duty and his corpse deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.”

Further, Ndukwe said that the command has launched investigation with a view to apprehending the perpetrators of the homicide.

In other news, Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo on Monday in Owerri commiserated with the families of two soldiers killed on Friday at Izombe community in Oguta Local Government Area of the state.

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Equally important, the governor has also vowed that the perpetrators would be unmasked and brought to justice.

Specifically, this was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachuku; which was made available to newsmen in Owerri.

The two soldiers and a resident were killed in a squabble between youths who were collecting tolls from illegal oil bunkerers and oil thieves in the community. Notably, the traditional ruler of Oborsi-Izombe, Eze Pius Muforo, had on Sunday lamented that more than 70 houses; 15 vehicles and 25 motorcycles were razed just as crops were destroyed consequent upon a security raid in the area.

But pained by the loss of lives and destruction of property; Uzodimma promised that government would set up a panel of inquiry to look into the immediate and remote causes of the crisis.

Additionally, he said the panel would make recommendations that would help to stop a recurrence.

However, Uzodinma frowned at the situation where the youths confronted the military patrol sent to the area; burnt a military vehicle, abducted and killed two soldiers, and made away with their rifles.

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