Police operatives from Ogidi Division, Anambra State, have arrested the Ojoto community vigilante commander and two others for the kidnap and murder of a 25-year-old tricycle operator, Christian Oluchukwu Onah.
Onah, from Ovoko community, Igbo-Eze South LGA, Enugu State but residing in Oba, Idemili South LGA, Anambra State, was declared missing on 28th May 2023 when he failed to return after going out for the day’s business of tricycle riding transportation.
His neighbour in Oba had raised alarm over his whereabouts and later reported to the police.
The owner of the tricycle engaged the services of a security tracker that eventually lead to the arrest of a man in possession of the missing tricycle used by the deceased.
On further interrogation, the man confessed to buying the tricycle from Ojoto community vigilante operatives.
When the police arrested the vigilante that sold the Keke to him, he mentioned the vigilante commander as the one who masterminded the abduction and subsequent killing of Christian before throwing his corpse into Mmili John Ojoto, a popular river in the community.
Christian’s father, Emmanuel Onah who raised alarm over the brutal murder of his struggling young son has called for justice over the heinous act.
He lamented that another painful aspect of the ugly story is that the perpetrators have refused to disclose where they actually buried his son.
While calling for a thorough investigation and arrest of all the suspects, the grieving father appealed to the police for diligent prosecution leading also to recovery of his son’s body.
A senior police officer from Ogidi Division confirmed to the Nigerian Tribune, that Ojoto community stakeholders are interested in the matter while police has intensified efforts to arrest some other indigenes in the community mentioned as collaborators by the suspects in custody.
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