The Delta state Police Command, Asaba, through an anti-crime team attached to the command has disclosed that it has arrested six persons in connection with the murder of Butchers’ Association Chairman, Mr. Michael Onyeachi Nweke which occurred last Saturday night in the Sapele.
We have arrested six persons in connection with the murder of Butchers chairman in Delta – police says
This was made public by the police spokesperson in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, when he confirmed the arrest by noting that, “We have arrested six persons in connection with the murder. They are currently being detained at the state CID for thorough investigation, the case is ongoing, and will get to the root of the murder”.
DSP Aniamaka, explained that there was suspicion of internal wrangling, and strife in the association, adding that the Police and other security agencies were working to ensure that the killers of Butchers association chairman are brought to book.
According to reports, the Butchers Association chairman, Mr. Nweke was allegedly murdered on Saturday night around 9pm right inside the Sapele market by unknown gunmen while he was rounding off the sales of the day.
Sources said Nweke was the only one left in the market when assailants attacked him with gun and knives, leaving him in a pool of blood with no help on sight as he bled to death.
The brother of the deceased, Mr. John Nweke, said that, “it’s painful because it was a case of assassination. They just killed my brother for envy. We will get to the root of the murder. He was easy going and chairman of Butchers Association in Sapele, he also sells cows, I don’t know why anybody would want to kill him”.
Meanwhile, his wife, Mrs. Nweke also stated that before the murder, her late husband had a dream where he was killed by his friends after minor disagreement, adding that on the fateful day she pleaded with the husband to stay at home to no avail.