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Undergraduate remanded in prison over death of septuagenarian

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Undergraduate remanded in prison over death of septuagenarian

A 25year old Chinonso David Ibekwe 200 level Computer Science student of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State has been remanded in prison by a court in the state for allegedly killing a 67 year old man identified as Peter Alaebuonu Eseonu.

In a release issued by the Police Public Relations Office of the Abia State Police Command, Ibekwe, an indigene of Ndiotu Ntalakwu in Bende Local Government Area of the state was said to have been arrested by detectives of Central Police Station on a tip off.

Although the release give details of what transpired between the suspect and the victim which led to his death, the suspect who allegedly confessed to killing Eseonu, a commercial tricycle operator took the detectives to a ditch at Amuzukwu Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government where he dumped the body of the victim after killing him.

The decomposing body of the deceased was said to have been exhumed and was being kept in unnamed mortuary for autopsy and preservation.

In another development, three male students of Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori and Rivers State Polytechnic, Ogoni respectively identified as Obike Stanley, Favour Michael and Kingsley Uchenna were arrested in one of the populous hotels located at city center by Police detectives from Ndiegoro Police Division.

The undergraduates, The Nation gathered were alleged to be members of New Black Movement of Africa (NBM) cult group and were in the commercial city for yet-to-be ascertained reasons.

Some of the items reportedly recovered from them by the police were one axe, cultist regalia, tramadol tablets and weeds suspected to be Indian-hemp.

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