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Police Arrests Suspected Killer Of Catholic Priest, Brother Four Years After



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The Nigerian Police Force has arrested Simeon Nonye Anyaegbu, a prime suspect in the murder of Ondo Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Godwin Ofonyelu and his younger brother, Obikwelu Ofonyelu.

According to the report, Anyaegbu was arrested on Tuesday, in connection to the murder of Revd Father Ofonyelu and his late brother in 2015.

A report had it that he was arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad with his subsequent transfer to the Ondo Police Command.

It was gathered that the suspect who masterminded the armed robbery and the killings of the two men did because of a land dispute.

The family of the deceased have raised alarm over the continued delay in the prosecution of the suspect since his arrest by the police.

one of the family members who craved anonymity accused the police of complicity as he stated that the suspect ought to have been charged to court since Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

The father of the deceased, Christian Ofonyelu, called for justice over the death of his son and cried over alleged threat to his life and his family members by the suspect.

In a petition addressed to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ondo State Police Command which was dated 19/08/2019, Mr Godwin Ofonyelu, through his legal counsels said “Sir, this is to inform you that one Simeon Nonye Anyaegbu of Umuajana Village, Ebenebe, Awka North Local Government, Anambra State has confessed to masterminding the armed robbery and their killings because of the land disput with our client.”

The spokesperson of the command, Femi Joseph, who confirmed the arrest said police would follow due process in investigating the case.

The Police spokesman stated that the case would be charged to court at the appropriate time.

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