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Four Arrested In Connection With Abduction And Killing Of Ebonyi University Student

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Police Warn Against Jungle Justice

Operatives of the Ebonyi State Police Command have arrested four suspects in connection with the alleged abduction and killing of Magnus Okeke, a student of Alex-Ekwueme Federal University, Ikwo Local Government Area of the state.

The Command’s spokesman, DSP Joshua Ukandu, confirmed the arrest on Thursday in Abakaliki.

“Yes, we have commenced investigation on the matter and four persons have so far been arrested in connection with the heinous crime.

“The victim’s body has been recovered and taken to the mortuary. Investigation is ongoing to unravel the death. Four suspects have been arrested so far,” he said

The management of the university had, in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Elom Iyke Ubochi, described the abduction and killing of Okeke as wicked.

Ubochi noted that Okeke, an extra year student of the Department of Accountancy, was abducted on June 1, 2024.

“Yes, the security agencies have apprehended some of those alleged to be involved in the abduction and did everything possible to rescue him alive.

“Unfortunately, on Monday, June 17, the decomposing body of Okeke was painfully recovered under the bridge at Ako stream in Nwakpu village, on Ikwo/Abakaliki Road,” he said.

The university urged anyone with useful information that could aid in the investigation to come forward and assist the authorities.

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