Home > News Brief > Police Arrest Student for Killing Tricycle Operator – Parades Suspected Cultists

Police Arrest Student for Killing Tricycle Operator – Parades Suspected Cultists


A twenty-five year old student of Michael Opara University, Umudike, has been arrested by Abia State Police Command for allegedly killing one Peter Alaebuonu Eseonu, a tricycle operator in Umuahia, Abia State.

Police said the suspect was arrested when a family member of the victim complained that the had gone victim missing for days. According to the Abia Command, detectives attached to Central Police Station were immediately dispatched to search for the suspects. In the cause of the search that the decomposed body was found and investigation revealed that he had been murdered by the suspect, Chinonso David Ibekwe, 25 a 200 level student of Michael Opara University, Umudike, Abia State,  an indigene of  Ndiotu Ntalakwu, Bende LGA.

According to the Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade, the suspect, has confessed to the crime while the decomposing body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue for preservation and autopsy.CP Leye said the suspect has been charged to Court and remanded in Prison custody. 


In another development, operatives attached to Policemen  attached to Abia State Police Command have arrested three suspected members of a cult group, identified as New Black Movement of Africa (NBM).

Parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters, the State Commissioner of Police said the Command received intelligence information on 07/07/2017 at about the suspected cultists lodging in one Grand Lotto Hotel Aba, and immediately detectives attached to Ndiegoro Division swung into action and arrested the suspects.

He gave their names as Obike Stanley, Favour Michael and Kingsley Uchenna. He said the suspects are students of Ken-Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori and Rivers State Polytechnic, Ogoni respectively.

According to CP Leye, the following items were recovered from them namely: one axe, cultist regalia, tramadol tablets and some substance suspected to be Indian-hemp.


CP Oyebade said suspects during interrogation confessed to being members of New Black Movement of Africa (NBM), adding that investigation is in progress.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.