Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested a native doctor, Okwudili Ogana, over the abduction and murder of the traditional ruler, Igwe Oliver Nnaji, of Ogwaniocha community in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.
Ogana allegedly masterminded the abduction of the monarch together with some youths in the community when they invaded the palace of Nnaji on November 15, 2021, razed the building.
The suspects, who were arrested in the premises of a court in Onitsha on March 18 and taken to the Awkuzu Police Station, reportedly made confessional statements, which revealed that the monarch had been killed.
The state police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident said the suspects were arrested through collaborative efforts.
Ikenga said, “We declared 21 persons wanted in connection with the case; members of the public provided us with information that led to the arrest of the suspects. We got information that one of them (Ogana) was seen on the court premises in Onitsha; our men mobilised and got him arrested.
“Because of the collaborations going on with other security agencies, there have been more arrests. It is when we collate all the names that we will actually know the total number of those arrested and their leader.”
However, some members of the community, who stormed the Awkuzu Police Station, where the suspects were kept, demanded that the case be transferred from the station.