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Police Speak On Murder Of Former Benue Gov’s Brother, Terkula Suswam

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Police Speak On Murder Of Former Benue Gov’s Brother, Terkula Suswam

The Benue Police Command has confirmed the killing of Dr. Terkula Suswam, an elder brother of Senator Gabriel Suswam, by gunmen at Anyiin on Tuesday evening.

The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DCP Catherine Anene, gave the confirmation in a statement on Wednesday in Makurdi.

Anene said the Commissioner of Police has ordered a discreet investigation to ensure that the perpetrators of the gruesome murder are apprehended and justice is served.

“At about 1930hrs information was received that while Dr. Terkura Suswam and his aide, Mr Solomon, sat opposite his house at Elohim Plaza, Anyiin, to supervise repairs at the said plaza, yet-to-be-identified gunmen, who drove in a Toyota Camry vehicle, attacked and shot him and his aide.

” A team of police officers on patrol in the area rushed to the scene and conveyed the victims to NKST Anyiin Hospital where they were eventually confirmed dead.

“Their corpses have been deposited at the hospital for autopsy.

“While commiserating with family members and friends of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police has ordered a discreet investigation to ensure that the perpetrators of this gruesome murder are apprehended and justice is served.

“Anyiin town has been cordoned off by additional police teams deployed to assist the Division to nip this crime in the bud,” the statement said.

Naija News reports that the late Suswam was an industrialist, owner of Ashiwaves, a chieftain of the PDP and a traditional tittle holder.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.