The Enugu State police command has arrested three suspects in connection with the alleged killing of a 105-year-old man, Chief Eze Nwah-Onuh, in Igboeze North Local Government Area of the state.
The command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Friday.
Amarizu said the suspects, Onyeka Abugu, 22; Ogbonna Eze, 22 and Nnamdi Eze, 19 were already helping the command in its investigation.
Nwa-Onu of Ekposhi Umuidoko village in Ogurute community was allegedly strangled to death on Aug. 9.
The spokesman said the body of the deceased had been deposited in a hospital’s mortuary.
“The command through its operatives of the state’s Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (CIID) has commenced investigations into the alleged killing of Chief Eze Nwah-Onuh of Ekposhi Umuidoko village of Ogurute community.
“It was gathered that on that fateful day the alleged suspects conspired and strangled the deceased over a yet-to-be-established issue or issues and escaped.
“But through intelligence information, the suspects were promptly nabbed,’’ he said.