21 people wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a 71-year-old monarch and the murder of two others.
Police in Anambra State have declared 21 persons wanted over the alleged murder of Chief Ajieh Nwanasor and Ikenna Ugochukwu as well as the abduction of the traditional ruler of Ogwu-Aniocha community in Ogbaru Local Government Area, Igwe Oliver Chike Nnaji.
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On November 15, 2021, a suspected gang abducted the 71-year-old monarch from his palace with the intention of controlling the community’s resources.
The police had promised to leave no stone unturned in their efforts to save the monarch.
However, Okwudili Ogana, Chidi Ekpendu, Chukwunonso Udom, Amaechi Akachukwu, and Emmanuel Ejiofor were named in a statement released by Police spokesperson Ikenga Tochukwu on Wednesday.
Christian Udeze Chikezie Onwuka aka Osy Torture, Iweka Odogwu, Chimezie Okonkwo aka Danger, Onochie Nwabugwu aka Young PG, Anayo Ubadi aka Agunechimba, Chibueze Egwenu, and Charles Obi, according to him, are among the others.
“Aboy Udom, Chinedu Collins Nwonani, Onyebuchi Umuna aka Omeke, Ifeanyi Mbanugo aka Acid, Sunday Osadebe, Nduba Chibuzor, Amechi Adama, and Azuakonam Anyakodia make up the rest,” he added.
Ikenga urged members of the public to contact their local police station if they see any of the names and photos attached to the statement.
“The Anambra State Police Command wishes to declare the following persons WANTED in the ongoing investigation into the alleged murder of Chief Ajieh Anthony Nwanasor, Ikenna Ugochukwu, and abduction of the traditional HRH Igwe Oliver Chike Nnaji (Ezechukwukwadolu the III) of Ogwu-Aniocha community Ogbaru Local Government Area,” the statement reads in part.
“As a result, the Command urges members of the public to report to the nearest Police Station if they see any of the names and photos attached below.”
“In the meantime, Commissioner of Police CP Echeng Echeng assures Ndi Anambra and the good people of Ogwu-Aniocha that the Police Command will leave no stone unturned in the ongoing investigation.”
“He also urges citizens/individuals to contact the Anambra State Police Command at 07039194332 or 08039334002 if they have any information that can help the investigation.” “You can rest assured that your information will be kept private.”