The Enugu State Police Command said it has commenced investigations into the alleged ambush and murder of one Sunday Ugwoke at Akpa Edem in Nsukka Local Government Area of the state, Saturday.
The state Police Pubic Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who made this known in Enugu, yesterday, said the command was determined to unravel the circumstances surrounding the murder of the man.
He said the victim identified as Sylvester Ezema was at about 5.30am Saturday “ambushed by a man later identified as one Sunday Ugwoke who allegedly poured petrol on the victim and set him on fire.”
According to the police spokesman, the victim was rushed by sympathizers to Chukwudi Hospital Nsukka for medical attention but he was later confirmed dead by the doctor.
Meanwhile, the corpse of the victim had been deposited at Bishop Shanahan Specialist Hospital Mortuary, Nsukka for post mortem examination.