The Police have arrested one Ikechukwu Emilie who allegedly participated in the kidnap and murder of 86-year-old Chief James Iloanyusi, father of Ex-Super Eagles player, Chikelu Iloanyausi.
The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Mr Haruna Mohammadu, disclosed this to newsmen in a statement on Saturday in Awka, Anambra State.
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The PPRO said the suspect was arrested at his hideout in Anaku, Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state.
Mohammadu noted that the suspect escaped arrest in 2014 when he jumped down from Phix Hotel, Abagana, a three storey building with handcuffs on.
The police further narrated that the suspect had been hard to pin down since then while still terrorising Anaku and Otoucha axis of the state.
“At about 1:30 pm, following credible intelligence, Police detectives attached to the Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested the suspect Ikechukwu Emlilie, aged 30, in his hideout at Anaku in Anyamelum LGA of Anambra State,” he said.
The police have commenced full investigation and effort is being intensified to apprehend other accomplices in order to bring them to Justice.
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Chief Iloenyosi was kidnapped on November 25, 2013, on his way to the holy Mass and was found dead after the family paid ransom to the alleged kidnappers.
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