Police Declare Retired Officer, 7 Others Wanted, Details Emerge

Police Declare Retired Officer, 7 Others Wanted, Details Emerge


  • A 47-year-old retired police officer, Uche Asogwa and seven others have been declared wanted by the police in Enugu state
  • The police spokesperson in the state, Daniel Ndukwe, said the suspects were wanted for murder, terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery, arson, and unlawful possession of firearms
  • Ndukwe said the police would reward any person with credible information about the suspects with a handsome monetary reward

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Enugu State police command has declared a retired officer and seven other suspects wanted over alleged murder, terrorism, kidnapping and other crimes in the state.

The state police spokesperson, deputy superintendent of police, Daniel Ndukwe, mentioned a 47-year-old retired police officer, Uche Asogwa.

Police declare retired officer, 7 others wanted in Enugu
Police say handsome monetary reward will be given for credible information
Photo credit: @Enugu_PoliceNg
Source: UGC

Ndukwe made this known in a statement issued via the police command X handle (formerly known as Twitter) @Enugu_PoliceNg on Monday night, July 1.

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The other wanted suspects are Gabriel Emebe, 41; Ogechukwu Ogbonna, 26; Chimezie Ugwu, 21; Chizoba Ogbuabor, 36; and Evarestus Eze, 43.

Two others – Jude Nebeolisa, 27, and Chitor Okechukwu, 28.

The police spokesperson said the eight suspects are residents of Igga Community in the state.

“The above-named persons in the attached photographs and respective descriptions, have been declared wanted by the Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force in the case of conspiracy to wit: murder, terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery, arson, and unlawful possession of firearms.”

Ndukwe urged the public to contact the police for any information that would assist them in tracking down the wanted suspects.

“A handsome monetary reward will be given for credible information received on each of them.”

Gunmen assassinate top PDP chieftain in Enugu

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that some yet-to-be-identified gunmen shot and killed a top chieftain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu state, Ejike Ukwueze.

Legit.ng gathered that Ukwueze was killed on Friday night, June 7, while driving in the Neke Odenigbo area of the southeast state.

Political assassinations aimed to seize power, start a revolution, draw attention to a cause, exact revenge, or undermine a regime or its critics, are common in Nigeria.

Source: Legit.ng




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