A House of Assembly candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State, Mr. Chidi Ejem, has been supposedly apprehended by the police over a murder case, according to reports by Naij.
The culprit, Mr. Ejem, (aged 38) was arrested alongside 36 other persons over the killing of a 36- year- old man, Udu Emegha over the weekend.
Speaking to press men in Abakiliki, capital of Ebonyi, the state’s police spokesman, Chris Anyanwu, said Emegha was killed during an attack on Labour Party supporters in the state.
He said: ‘’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 comma.
“Udu Emegha gave up the ghost, later the team of police operatives rounded up investigations with the death of Mr. Emegha pointing to the direction of one Mr. 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 unraveled. 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 disclosed.