Police arrests suspected killer of Enugu Traditional Ruler, Igwe Stephen Nwatu

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Igwe Stephen Nwatu

The Police in Enugu State says it has arrested one of the suspects allegedly involved in the killing of Igwe Stephen Nwatu, the traditional ruler of Ogbozinne community in Nkanu West Local Government of the state.

The state command spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Enugu.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalled that Igwe Stephen Nwatu was murdered on June 11 in the community over a protracted town union leadership tussle.

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About 200 houses were allegedly destroyed by a loyalist to the monarch when the monarch was murdered.

Amaraizu said the suspect “believed to have participated actively in the act” was nabbed by police operatives two days ago.

“The suspect is helping the police in its investigations and the command has intensified manhunt for other suspects,’’ he said.

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