Ozubulu Church Slaughter: South-African Detainees Behind Attack – Police

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The police in Anambra State said the killing of worshipers at St Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo local government of Anambra State on Sunday, sixth August, which left 18 individuals dead and numerous others harmed, has been followed to two South African detainees.

The State chief of police, Mr Garba Umar who uncovered this to reporters at the state police commission on Wednesday gave the names of the suspects as Prince Charles Obi, a.k.a Gozila and Dickson Nwodi a.k.a Afam.

He said the order has included the Interpol with the expectation of removing the suspects to Nigeria to confront criminal accusations.

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Umar who read out an official statement to newsmen expressed that the suspects had sent one Quintus Anayo, assumed name Obasanjo who is additionally situated in South Africa to Ozubulu to see the older folks of the town to caution them of more assault if their requests were not met.

He stated, “The two indigenes from Nnobi and Oba towns respectively had vowed that there will be attacks if their financial demands for undisclosed reasons made on certain persons were not met.

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“The Command wishes to state categorically: that we will ensure that all identified perpetrators are brought to book. On that strength, three of the suspects in custody are to be arraigned within this week on charges of conspiracy and murder with other suspects at large.

“That the INTERPOL is already involved in the investigation and possible extradition of the suspects based in South Africa, who claimed responsibility for the attack on the Church.”

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Umar guaranteed the general public that nobody straightforwardly or in a roundabout way connected in the silly slaughtering would be left free and clear.

On the inclusion of Aloysius Ikegwuonu, a.k.a Bishop, who was prior answered to be a South African Drug Lord from the community, claimed to have incomplete business with the aggressors, the commissioner stated, “Bishop is just a victim. If they had seen him that day, they would have killed him.”

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