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PDP Aspirant In Police Custody Over Murder Case

Source: Maryjane Ezeh/
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As the day for the Nigerian polls draw closer, there is tension almost everywhere, with few political killings happening in some parts of the country.

Few days ago, Police in Ebonyi state arrested a 38-year-old Chidi Ejem, a candidate of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) for the Ebonyi State House of Assembly election, over a murder case.

It was gathered from the State's Police spokesperson, Chris Anyanwu, that some hoodlums attacked their rivals in the Labour Party in the state and in the process, killed one Udu Emegha, 36.

Police's investigation into the killing led them to the home of Chidi Ejem where cutlasses stained with blood, a gun and other weapons were allegedly found.

"A group of hoodlums numbering up to 23 were led by one Emmanuel Innocent from Amaigbo Etiti Edda and they besieged the house of the deceased and attacked him, beating him to coma. The said Udu Emegha gave up the ghost, later the team of police operatives rounded up the said Emmanuel and others in the house of one Chidi Ejem.

“Chidi is a candidate of House of Assembly and a 38-year-old man. The exhibits recovered include three cutlasses with blood stain, a single barrel gun and some expanded cartridges.

“The state CID has just commenced investigation into the matter and the cause of this murder will be unravelled. We have in our net Chidi Ejem, Emmanuel Innocent and 35 others. So far we have arrested 37 suspects in connection with the murder," Anyanwu said.