Man Arrested Over Murder Of Anti-cult Leader In Delta State

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A man identified as Odili Opochi has been arrested by the Delta State Police Command for allegedly partaking in the murder of Austine Chinua-Amu, an Anti-Cult Volunteer Corps leader in Ndokwa West Local Government of the state.

We reported that the 38-year-old father of three was shot on Saturday December 3, while returning from a meeting in Kwale.

Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Edafe Bright, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the suspect Odili Opochi, was arrested by detectives from Kwale division on Sunday, March 28.

“The command has been on the constant trail of those suspected to have murdered one Austin Emu in Kwale on 5/12/2020, and ever since the incidence, constant investigation has been ongoing, series of intelligence gathering with a view to arrest those responsible for the dastardly act,” Edafe stated.

“On the 28/3/2021 at about 1730hrs, detectives from Kwale acting on intelligence arrested one Odili Opochi ‘m’ alleged to have been among those who murdered the said Austin Emu president of Anti-Cult Delta State. The suspect has confessed and gave useful information on his involvement. Manhunt for other members of the gang is ongoing.”