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Police arrest 4 for alleged assassination of ex-lawmaker

Imo State Police Command has arrested four persons over their alleged involvement in the assassination of a former member of Imo State House of Assembly, Mr. Kingsley Nkemka.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, who confirmed the brutal killing of the Umunoha-born ex-lawmaker to newsmen in Owerri, also affirmed that the four suspects were currently being interrogated by the police to ascertain their level of culpability or innocence.

“It is true that Kingsley Nkemka was assassinated last Tuesday. The police swung into action to unravel the mystery surrounding the heinous murder.
“As I am talking with you now, four suspects are with the police undergoing interrogation,” the PPRO said.

According to Mr. Enwerem, “the Command will stop at nothing to expose and prosecute those who killed the young man.”
Late Nkemka, who was an aspirant for the Mbaitoli/Ikeduru federal constituency on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, also served as one of the aides of the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Mr. Benjamin Uwajumogu.

Meanwhile, angry reactions have started trailing the gruesome murder of Nkemka by suspected assassins.
According to a statement of Uwajumogu’s media aide, Mr. Emeka Ahaneku, the deceased had travelled to some of the electoral wards of his constituency in continuation of his meet-the-people tour with party supporters to solicit support for his ambition.

“He had a brief stop-over at a popular T-Junction at Ohaohia Mbieri, Mbaitoli local government area, to confer with one of his facilitators, who had earlier called him on phone around 8 or 9pm before the sad incident,” Ahaneku recounted wit grief.

Reacting also, Chief Maxwell Duru, who was speaker when Nkemka was a lawmaker, expressed shock over the murder of the former lawmaker.
“I was shocked when I heard that he had been killed by yet-to-be identified gunmen. Right now, I do not have personal details to know whether it was a case of assassination or not.

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