Police Arrest 3 Suspects Over Killing Of Aba-based Businessman


Abia State police command has arrested three persons in connection with the killing of an Aba-based businessman, Chief Iroeke Ukaku.

The police said Ukaku’s killers also killed two vigilante members guarding his house.

Ukaku was killed last Friday in his Abiriba country home in Ohafia Local Government Area. Three members of his household were also abducted by his killers.

Mr. Ambrose Aisabor, Abia State Police Commissioner in an interview with newsmen, confirmed that three per”sons had been arrested, while the state criminal investigation department was still conducting further investigation.

According to the commissioner, information made available to the police said the late Ukaku was a man who “abhorred criminality and crimes”.

Aisabor said the police was informed that the slain businessman was using members of the state vigilante [Bakassi] from Aba to arrest people in the community and took them to Aba.

“Even before the New Year, he was said to have come twice to make some arrest and took them to Aba,” he said.

“I was reliably informed that a day to the New Year, he again took some people away with Bakassi without recourse to the police.

“The Federal Government does not recognize Bakassi. I don’t understand what he was doing with them.

“What happened to him could be a revenge mission. That was the story we heard. But we are looking at many theories.

“For now, three persons have been arrested. The process is on. The state CID is handling the matter.”