The Police in Ebonyi State said hoodlums have shot and killed the wife of the Commander of Ebubeagu Security Outfit in the Afikpo-South Local Government Area of the state.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Chris Anyanwu, told reporters in Abakaliki that the hoodlums also set the commander’s house ablaze.
“A report filed in by CSP Ayodele Umujose, the Divisional Police Officer, Afikpo-South Division in the state, has it that the Ama-Etiti Amaoso Edda Youth Leader, Nnachi Mba, reported that at about 0230hrs on Jan. 1, 2023, the house of the Afikpo-South Ebubeagu Commander, Oyeku Kalu Chima, located at Owutu Edda, was attacked.
“His house was set ablaze while his wife, Chima, was killed by the attackers,” he said.
Anyanwu said the Police had not yet established the identity of the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
He however said Chima suspected “Okporie Ashango and his cohorts” as the perpetrators.
“The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Aliyu Garba, has directed that immediate investigation be activated by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) to unravel those behind the crimes.
“Further to that, detectives of the SCIID and operatives of the Command’s tactical teams have taken over proceedings in the area as the CP orders that the perpetrators must be fished out and brought to book pronto,” the Police spokesman added.