An alleged cultist, Odili Opichi, suspected to have murdered one Austin Emu, the President of an Anti-Gultism group in Delta State, have been arrested by operatives of the Delta State Police Command.
It was gathered that the suspect had reportedly killed Emu on December 5, 2020, in Kwale.
According to the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright, since the murder, detectives have been investigating and gathering intelligence with a view to arrest those responsible for the dastardly act.
“ On the March 28, detectives from Kwale acting on intelligence arrested one Odili Opochi alleged to have been among those who murdered the said Austin. The suspect have confessed and gave useful information on his involvement. Manhunt for other members of the gang is ongoing, ” he said.
In another development, the Police command has launched a manhunt for two fleeing lorry drivers, who had reportedly killed a 45-year-old tricyclist, Daniel Mayuku along Benin/Warri expressway.
The incident which happened on March 26, was reported to the Police by the brother of the deceased, Gabriel Mayuku .
Gabriel in his narration of the incident leading to his brother’s death, said: “ One Mercedez Benz with Reg. No. GRA 757 XA failed brake and hit a lorry with a Reg. No. SMK 299 YC, which was directly behind his brother’s tricycle and the lorry in turn hit his brother’s tricycle from behind and the rider of the tricycle died on the spot while the drivers of the two Lorries took to their heels abandoning their trucks. ”
The PPRO said following the complaint, a team of traffic personnel were mobilized to scene of the accident where photographs of the corpse was taken and the accident vehicles removed to the station while the corpse has been taken to Oghara General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
“ Effort to arrest the fleeing suspects is ongoing, ” he said.