From Paul Ibe, Enugu

The Ebonyi state police Command has apprehended a House of Assembly candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the State, Chidi Ejem, over an alleged murder case.

According to the police, the 38 year old suspect, was nabbed alongside 36 other persons over the killing of a 36- year- old man, identified as Udu Emegha last weekend.

Making this known this to newsmen on Tuesday in Abakaliki, the state police public Relations officer PPRO, Chris Anyanwu, said Emegha, was killed during an attack on Labour Party supporters in the state.

  “A group of hoodlums numbering up to 23 were led by one Emmanuel Innocent from Amaigbo Etiti Edda, and they besieged the house of the deceased and attacked him, beating him to comma.

Mr. Anyanwu said: “The said Udu Emegha gave up the ghost, later a team of police operatives rounded up the said Emmanuel and others in the house of one Chidi Ejem.

“Chidi is a candidate of House of Assembly and a 38-year- old man.

The Command spokesman, hinted that the exhibits recovered include three cutlasses  with blood stain, a single barrel gun and some expanded cartridges.

“The state CID has just commenced investigation into the matter and the cause of this murder will be unraveled.

“We have in our net Chidi Ejem, Emmanuel Innocent, and 35 others. So far we have arrested 37 suspects in connection with the murder,” the PPRO stated



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