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ENUGU: Police confirm murder of local council lawmaker, arrest of 1 male suspect

ENUGU: Police confirm murder of local council lawmaker, arrest of 1 male suspect


Chetanne Chinelo, Enugu

Police Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested one (1) male suspect and a member of the criminal gang, alleged to have attacked and murdered one Duhu Nelson Sylvester Nnacheta.


In a statement released by the command’s PPRO, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, the deceased also known as Ofunwa, Male, identified as the Councilor representing Eha-Ulo Ehalumona Council Ward, was murdered on 16/07/2023 at about 11.30pm, at Umualoji Village in Ehalumona community of Nsukka LGA.

Ndukwe said the Commissioner of Police had ordered intense discreet investigation and manhunt of the other assailants suspected to be at large.

Unconfirmed reports had it that the lawmaker was murdered by gunmen at his residence in Eha-Alumonah.


The source disclosed that the assailants stormed the lawmaker’s house and started raining bullets on him.

He added that the Councilor ran into a neighbouring compound, from where his lifeless body was later recovered.

The development has sparked tension in the town and other neighbouring communities.

The source, who described the suspected assassination as one too many, added that “it is heartbreaking; it is too hard for us to swallow. We are in deep agony.”



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