Police Arrest Traditional Ruler, School Staff Over Ebonyi Students Death

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Late Tochukwu Eneh

The Ebonyi Police Command has commenced investigations into the mysterious death of two junior secondary school JSS III students of the Federal Government College, Okposi, in Ohaozara council Area of Ebonyi State



Reports gathered that the command arrested school staff and a traditional ruler of the community who is also facing interrogation at the Police Command headquarters in Abakaliki.

The students, Tochukwu Eneh, and Chukwuemeka Ugwu were kidnapped on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 around the school, ten days after, their decomposing bodies were later found floating in a local river on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

In a statement, the police spokesman, ASP George Okafor, said that following the report made to the police, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Peace Ibekwe Abdallah, led other senior police officers with the SARS team on the ground for on the spot operational assessment.

The PPRO disclosed that the dead bodies of the students were discovered at a bamboo grove in ATA River, about half a kilometer from the college premises.

Reports gathered that before the two students were murdered no attempt was made by the suspected kidnappers to reach the boys’ parents for any ransom.

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