The Anambra State Police Command has arrested the suspected killer of one Chinasa Pauline Agbata, a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka.
The 25-year old suspect, Onudili Sontochukwu was arrested following intelligence report gathered by Police.
It would be recalled that the late Agbata was killed and dumped at the school gate on March 20, 2019.
According to a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, the suspect is assisting the Police with useful information that could help in unraveling circumstances surrounding the incident after which all the perpetrators would be brought to justice.
The statement reads in part, “It would be recalled that on the 20/3/2019, one Chinasa Pauline Agbata ‘f’, student of UNIZIK, was murdered and dumped at the school gate same date at about at about 7:30pm.
“Following the incident, Police detectives attached to the Command special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) launched aggressive manhunt of perpetrators and arrested one Onudili Sontochukwu ‘m’ aged 25years on the 2/6/2019 following discreet investigation.”
Also nabbed by Police were suspected undergraduate kidnappers, Kingsley Ugorji, 33yrs old and Joseph Darlington, 25yrs old.
The suspects were arrested at Osisioma, Aba in Abia State following intelligence gathering by police detectives attached to the Cpmmand Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.
A statement by the Police spokesman said that the suspects allegedly conspired and kidnapped one Obinna favour, aged 18 years on May 27, 2019 and equally kidnapped one Amakaeze Luke, aged 22 years on the May 5, 2019.
He said that the victims who are Students of Anambra State university Igboariam and Unizik respectively were later released by the suspects after collecting ransome.
While reeling out the exhibits recovered from the suspects to include, three handsets belonging to the victims. Mohammed said that the case is under investigation after which suspects wo5uld be charged to Court for prosecution.
Meanwhile, a routine raid by the Command Special Anti Cult Unit (SPACS) in conjunction with operation Puff Adder at various locations within the State has led to the arrest of 98 suspected cultists.
While 37 out of the numbet were screened out, 22 were charged to court. 19 were placed under police supervision for being under aged and forceful initiation while 22 others are undergoing investigation.
The statement said, “On the 26/05/2019 at UKPOR axis, 18 suspected cultists were arrested. On 27/05 /2019 at Ihembosi, 4 suspected cultists arrested. 0n the 28/05/2019 at Igbariam /Nibo, 12 suspected cultists arrested. On the 29/05/2019 at Nnewi/Oba, 8 suspected cultists were arrested. On the 30/05/2019, at Ogidi/Fegge axis, 15 suspected cultists arrested.
On the 31/05/19, at Awada, 22 suspected cultists were arrested. At Otuocha/Umuero axis, 6 suspected cultists were arrested. On 01/06/2019, at Anaki, 4 suspected cultists were arrested. On the 02 /06 /2019, at Nimo axis, 9 suspected cultists arrested respectively.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects who confessed being members of different secret cult groups include, 5 improvised bunkers for inhaling substances suspected to be cocaine, 3 daggers, 1 short knife, 2 bags, some quantities of weed suspected to be cannabis sativa, 2 black barrets, 1 military comoflage knicker, 1 broken bottle and some quantities of substances suspected to be cocain.