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The Police Command in Abia State has confirmed the murder of a 65-year-old Mr Chigozie Chigbu, by Unknown assailants in his compound yesterday.
The Police PPRO, ASP Maureen Chinaka made this disclosure in a press release which was obtained by The Eastern Updates on Saturday.
Police said Chigozie Chigbu’s lifeless body was found in his compound in Umumba, Nsirimo, Ubakala, Umuahia following an incident report at Ubakala Police Division in Abia on Sept. 21.
‘It was reported that the lifeless body of an individual was discovered in One Mr Chigbu’s compound. The deceased was later identified as Chigbu Chigozie, a 65-year-old resident of Umumba Nsirimo, Ubakala, Umuahia South LGA.’
‘He was found lying in a pool of blood with multiple machete wounds to his head,’ she said.
Chinaka said that unfortunately, Chigbu was later confirmed to be dead, noting that the police personnel promptly visited the crime scene, collected evidence, and took photographs.
Chinaka said the victim’s body had been transported to the mortuary, where it would undergo autopsy to further investigation into the crime.
According to her, some suspects have been arrested and preliminary investigations are ongoing.
She said the case would be subsequently transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) and assured the public that the police was working diligently to apprehend the criminals.
She also urged anyone with information that might be useful regarding the murder case to contact the police immediately.