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Published On: Thu, Aug 27th, 2015

Delta:Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect who Killed a Lawyer at Obiaruku

Delta CP Usman Alkali

Delta CP Usman Alkali

LAGOS AUGUST 27TH (URHOBOTODAY)-One of the suspected armed robbery who shot dead 36 years old lawyer, Emmanuel Egwuatu at Eziokpor road, Obiaruku community in Delta Sate and snatched his Honda car has been arrested by the Delta State police.
Urhobotoday gathered that Egwatu who was waiting for a mechanic to repair his faulyt car with registration number, AKD 382 AA along Eziokpor road in the community was killed by two gunmen riding on a motorcycle and they went away with his vehicle.

Police Public Relations Officer in Delta State, Celestina Kalu, confirmed the incident, adding that detectives from Obiaruku Division visited the scene and removed the remains to the mortuary for autopsy.
However, she said luck ran out of two armed men operating with a motor cycle,with registration number, ACA 833 QA, after robbing one Julius Abanum of his Toyota Camry car, registration number, BKW 892 AR, of his car, parked at Winners Church Chapel, Obiaruku at gunpoint.
Kalu asserted that an informant, who heard about the snatched car, “informed detectives that two young men he could identify if seen took him to fix a faulty army green colour Toyota Camry car at a lonely spot, along Obiaruku/Utagba-Uno road, close to Ebedei village.”
“The informant further disclosed that the young men, who could not immediately pay for his workmanship, pledged a handset, promising to pay him later and collect their handset,” she added.
Her words, “Based on the information, detectives mounted surveillance and later arrested one Festus Okenedu ‘m’, aged 33 years when he came back to collect the handset from the electrician, while his accomplice escaped.”
She disclosed, “One black bag containing one laptop, some documents, Bible and Christian tracts were recovered from the suspect. Information obtained from the laptop revealed that the recovered laptop belonged to Barrister. Emmanuel Egwatu, killed the previous night by unknown person(s).”
The police spokesperson said, “The suspect is assisting the police in its investigation into the two incidents while efforts to track down the fleeing suspect and recover the snatched vehicle are ongoing.”

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