By Charles Nwabardi
Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a suspected member of a syndicate that killed a Retired Police Officer, Chris Kpatuma, in Agwa clan, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
The late Police officer was one-time in charge of the Legal Department of Delta Command.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ali, disclosed this on Wednesday at the state police headquarters in Asaba during a press briefing on the achievements recorded by the Command in the month of January 2022.
According to the CP, the suspect, Chikwudi Emerenin, aged 27 was arrested on Saturday, February 12, 2022, while he and his gang were hibernating somewhere in Aboh in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Police boss explained that the suspect, an escapee from Owerri prison is a relative of the late police officer and gave the name of their gang leader as “Mega Bush”.
“The suspect also revealed that the late officer was killed because he was a strong stakeholder and a titled man in the community and owing to the fact that he was a Retired Police Officer, they saw him as a threat to their Biafra struggle hence they decided to kill him.
“The Suspect Chikwudi Emerenin is also suspected to be part of the syndicate that beheaded a vigilante member in Owerri and used his head as a ball some time ago,” said CP Ali.