We Have Clues On Killers Of Anambra YPP Ward Chair – Police

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The police in Anambra State have gotten clues on the suspected killers of the chairman of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Nanka Ward 1, Orumba-North local government area, Mr Joe Moghalu.
The spokesperson of the police command, deputy superintendent of police, DSP, Ikenga Tochukwu, who made the disclosure on behalf of the commissioner of police (CP) yesterday assured that the hoodlums must be tracked down and be made to face the wrath of the law.
He quoted CP Aderemi to have described the killers of the YPP chieftain as “cowards who have murdered sleep”, and vowed that the culprits must be rounded up and made to face the full consequences of their actions according to the law.
“They (killers of the YPP chieftain) might think they have committed a perfect crime and that they would get away with it but they delude themselves,” he said.
LEADERSHIP gathered that Moghalu was shot dead by some hoodlums after he finished a meeting with Hon Chinwe Nabuife, member representing Orumba-North and Orumba-south federal constituency in the National Assembly, but, Appeal Court affirmed the annulment of her victory and a re-run election ordered by the Anambra State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in some polling units in Nanka ward in her constituency.
It was learnt that the re-election would be essentially between her and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Hon Okwudili Ezenwankwo, who is incidentally a native of Nanka.
Sources said that before the meeting between Hon Nnabuife and Moghalu which was centred on strategising on the chances of Nnabuife and the YPP at the court ordered rerun poll in Nanka which date is yet to be fixed, there were an earlier attempt to stop Nnabuife from flagging off a constituency project in the area, but, she eventually carried out the flag-off with heavy security made up of combined team of police and the military.
Nnabuife had even pointed an accusing finger to her opponents in the re-run election as those behind the gruesome murder of the Nnanka ward 1, chairman of her party, saying that it was a deliberate ploy to cow her and her party from coasting to victory in the re-run election, but, insisted that she and her party would not be deterred.
Meanwhile, the Anambra State police command has refuted the claim that Umunze in Orumba-south is headquarters of the ESN.
Adeoye made it clear that the command had already carried out a special operation a few weeks back during which the command’s operatives destroyed the criminal hideouts in the neighbouring Ogbunka community and flushed out the hoodlums operating in the area.
He made the clarification in reaction to the claim by one freed kidnap victim, Mr Nnamdi Ozoemena, native of Aguleri in Anambra East local government area of the state that Umunze is the headquarters of the ESN.
Ozoemena had claimed that while his family members were negotiating his freedom from his abductors who he claimed had held him and another abductee somewhere in Umunze, the police operatives who were contacted had told them that Umunze is the headquarters of hoodlums, especially ESN and that the it is “a no-go- area” for the police.
But CP Adeoye who dismissed the claim made it clear that Umunze police station is fully operational, and assured that the area is safe.


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