Enugu State Police Command says it has arrested eight suspects in connection to Sunday’s murder of a traditional ruler in the state.
The traditional ruler of Akutara, in Adani Autonomous Community, Uzo Uwani Council Area, Mr Patrick Ezugwu, was killed at about 9pm on Sunday by some armed hoodlums.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Kanayo Uzuegbu, who visited the community on Monday, said those found culpable would be prosecuted.
Uzuegbu said the visit was to evaluate the situation in continuation of the investigation.
“The Governor of Enugu State said I should relocate to this local government and ensure that all those responsible for this unfortunate act are apprehended in line with the state’s zero tolerance for crime.
“Immediately the news got to me, I dispatched my men from the Criminal Investigation Department and the Area Command, led by the Area Commander, to visit here and ensure that all those involved are arrested.
“Because no incident like this should happen without severe consequences,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police also assured the community that the state governor was deeply concerned about the incident, adding that the criminals would never go unpunished.