By Unuode Ejiro
The police in Ebonyi State have arrested seven people in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old man, Ndubuisi Nwali. The crime was committed on 22 September in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.
Nwali was said to have been shot by unknown gunmen on his way from his cousin’s house. He reportedly mentioned their names before he was taken to hospital where he later died.
The Public Relations Officer, George Okafor, made claims that the victim was killed on September 22.
He said that “The victim was immediately rushed to the Sudan Missionary Hospital, Effium, where he eventually died, though we have arrested seven suspects in connection with the murder”.
He stated that the unrest started when the chairman of the council’s caretaker committee, Clement Odaa, set up a committee to safeguard the community’s forest reserves. He was said to have given them arms.
Okafor said that the Commissioner of Police in the state has ordered Odaa to fish out the members of his committee or face the full wrath of the law.