Detectives investigating the gruesome murder of Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chinwike Asadu, last Saturday in front of his residence in Enugu, are reportedly beaming their searchlight on his police aides and consequently placed them under close watch.
This is just as the family of the late police boss had strongly debunked insinuations that he wanted to be the king of his community after retirement.
Police sources said the action followed disclosures from a member of the slain police boss family that one of the police aides sneaked out of the family house immediately after the Commissioner of Police drove out of the compound with his lawyer friend and two other orderlies.
One of the aides was to accompany him, but he declined only for him to later sneak out of the house to an unknown destination.
According to the source that sought strict anonymity, the police aide came from Ilorin with him and he had been visiting Enugu with him.
Members of the Commissioner’s family are not comfortable with the way the police aide refused to accompany his boss while he was going out only for him to surreptitiously sneak out of the compound without telling anybody where he went to. They said he only resurfaced few minutes after the killing of the police boss.
“Our suspicion around some of his aides was strengthened by the fact that the Commissioner drove out in an unmarked car known only to those he left in the house.
Meanwhile, members of his family have expressed embarrassment over media reports that Asadu who was assassinated last Saturday was involved in chieftaincy dispute in his Ihene-Owerre Autonomous Community.
One of his brothers, Ejike Asadu, who spoke on the development, described such reports as not only wicked, but diversionary.
’’Our late brother was not involved in any chieftaincy dispute and was not interested in becoming the traditional ruler of our community.
“In fact, the late Commissioner of Police did not know those interested in occupying the vacant stool. He was not interested in such matters and had never at any time indicated his interest in any traditional stool.”