The Imo State Police Command has confirmed that a family of four in Umuduruihiako Umueze ll in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state conspired and beat their youngest brother, Chukwuebuka Osundu to death.
DAILY POST had earlier reported that a father and two siblings reportedly killed and buried their brother in a shallow grave for being stubborn.
The Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Hussaini Rabiu, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday said the command’s operatives with the support of the community were able to arrest two suspects, Lambert Osundu and Racheal Osundu.
He said presently, they are undergoing interrogation and have made useful statements that will lead to the arrest of the other family members on the run.
The CP, while condemning the killing of the young man in its entirety, said following credible information received by the command, he immediately dispatched detectives to the alleged scene of the crime.
According to him, “On arrival, the command’s operatives based on intelligence, interrogated one Robert Anyanwu, Chairman of Umuezealagwu Umuduruekwe in Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State.
“It was revealed that on 14/9/2021 at about 1200 hour, the Osundu family comprising of Lambert Osundu, Ndubuisi Osundu and Rachael Osundu, female, all of Umuduruihiako Umueze ll in Ehime Mbano local government area of Imo State, conspired and beat their youngest brother, Chukwuebuka Osundu “M” aged 20 years to death for yet to be confirmed reason(s).
“After killing him, the father of the deceased with the assistance of Ndubuisi Osundu carried the lifeless body to the back of their compound, dug a shallow grave, and secretly buried the corpse. When the villagers asked the family about their son’s whereabouts, they told them that he has travelled to Ghana to seek greener pastures.”
The CP advised members of the public not to take laws into their hands rather, they should allow justice to prevail. He assured residents of the command’s commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and property.
JUST IN: Popular Ex-agitator Commits Suicide
There were pandemonium and rude shock on Saturday evening in Ogbe-Ijaw, an Ijaw community that serves as headquarters of Warri South-West council as popular ex-agitator from the Ijaw extraction, Friday Igbegbe, commits suicide.
An anonymity pleading source who disclosed this to CONGRESS NEWS said reason why he took his life by succide was yet unknown.
The body of the ex-agitator has been deposited in the mortuary in Warri, Delta State.
Stakeholders in the Ijaw struggle have consequently expressed shock over the incident.
The late militant war Lord hailed from Ijaw in Ogbe-Ijoh community, Warri South west local government area of Delta state.
Replying to SMS sent by INFO DAILY to Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, SP Bright Edafe, he said he was not aware of the development.
Gunmen Kidnap Two Little Girls From Mother’s Car In Ondo
Two little girls have been kidnapped in Ondo State by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
The two girls of nursery and kindergarten classes were snatched from their mother’s car in Akure, the State capital.
The incident occurred at Leo area of Akure metropolis when the victims’ mother was driving into their compound in their ash coloured Toyota Camry, popularly known as ‘muscle’.
The incident was said to have been reported to the police.
Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, DSP Funmi Odunlami, disclosed that the mother of the kids reported the case at the police station shortly after it happened.
While stating that the anti-kidnapping section was already handling the issue, the PPRO said she was not sure if the kidnappers had contacted the family.
Scores Burnt As Fire Guts Illegal Refinery In Rivers
About 25 persons are reported to have been burnt in the Rumuekpe community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State following a fire outbreak from an illegal local refinery popularly known as Kpofire.
The incident took place on Thursday, according to eyewitnesses.
The fire broke out after a pipe exploded at the site of the illegal refinery.
The leader of a local vigilante group in the area, Frank Nwazimutor who confirmed the incident, however, said he counted only four dead bodies from his own village alone, saying that more persons than estimated may have been affected by the fire.
According to him “about 22 people were there but not all of them were burnt to death”.
He said the community has remained calm but that tension is high in the forest where the fire broke out.
The vigilante leader however blamed the increasing practice of illegal refineries on lack of employment opportunities.
The Rivers State Police Command is yet to react to the incident.
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