The Suspects, Achewa Musa, Osita John
Two suspects have been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command in connection with the murder of Azubuike Ekwegbalu, 43, an aide of the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano.
It would be recalled that late Ekwegbalu, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security, was stabbed to death on August 9, 2020 inside his residence at the Commissioners quarters Awka.
Confirming the latest development on Tuesday, November 10, spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed said that after the incident, Police detectives swung into action and after intensive investigation arrested two principal suspects.
The suspects are Osita John, 21, of Ifite ogwari in Ayamelum LGA of Anambra State but reside at Agu Awka and Achewa Musa, 27, of Abinsel of Guma LGA of Benue State, resident in Amansea Garki.
Mohammed said the suspects voluntarily confessed to have scaled into the deceased house and stabbed him on his lower abdomen over a cult-related matter before carting away two of his mobile phones.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects includes two Android phones belonging to the victim and one knife allegedly used in perpetrating the heinous act. The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang, reiterated that there is no hiding place for criminals in Anambra State and that the Command under his watch will continue to fish out and deal decisively with criminal elements in accordance with the law until they repent or relocate from the State.