Men of the Ebonyi State Police Command, yesterday, said it had arrested six suspects in connection with the murder of one Chikaudili Okrouga, 30, at Okposi Development Centre in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sylvester Igbo, said the suspects were arrested on April 30, 2013, two days after the murder, adding that the deceased was allegedly buried after being murdered.
He explained that the command was able to establish the spot where the deceased was buried in a village in Okposi community, adding that efforts were on to exhume the corpse for a post-mortem analysis.
“The suspects allegedly buried the deceased in a bush in the village and the spot has been discovered. It was alleged that the chief directed youths of the area to beat up the deceased which eventually led to his death.
“Upon investigation, the chief said that he ordered the attack on the deceased because he (Okrouga) was mentally ill. However, we are still investigating the matter and after that the suspects will be charged to court.”
The suspects arrested areChief Okoroafor Onu, 60; Nnamdi Chukwu, 24; Ikenta Samuel, 38; Nwani Ogo, 68; Nnaemeka Chukwu, 30 and Gabriel Anu, 68.