New Year Tragedy! Ebubeagu Commander’s Wife Killed, House Burnt In Ebonyi

By NewsBits

As someone residents of Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State jubilate for witnessing the New Year, it won’t be the same story for others in the area.

NewsBits gathered that this is due to the burning of the house of Ebubeagu Commander, in the area, Mr. Oyeku Kalu Chima located at Owutu Edda community by suspected hoodlums in the area. The  incident, which occurred  on January 1st, 2023 at about 2:30a.m also led to the brutal murder of his wife Urenwa Kalu Chima, who eyewitness said was shot dead.

Ebonyi State Police Command, which confirmed the incident added that “it has not been established who perpetrated the dastardly act; however, the said Ebubeagu Commander alleged that it was one Okporie Ashango and his cohorts that did it.

“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. It is rather unfortunate that mischief-makers are still fomenting fracas in the state in spite of the grace of witnessing a new year,” the Police spokesman added.

NewsBits learnt that there are speculations that the razing of Chima’s  house at Owutu Edda community and the killing of his wife was a fallout of the murder of three persons last December at Ekoli-Edda Community of Afikpo South Council Area of Ebonyi.

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