The suspected hoodlums who killed a police officer said they did not know they killed a police divisional officer (DPO). The Superintendent of Police Kingsley Chukwuegwu was traveling to his hometown and was killed on the expressway by a gang of robbers and kidnappers.
Hear their confession:
Leader, Uche Ogbonna, a.k.a, General: I pray to you the police for forgiveness, we never knew the man is a DPO.
We are sorry for this killing. We are begging that you (police) forgive us. We don’t know that he is a policeman. It was in the evening we saw his car. Our own group we started operation in November, 2017.
When we stopped his car we were afraid because other security men including vigilante were around so I shot one bullet so that we can escape, I never knew that the flying bullet has touched him.
It was in the morning after the incident that we had that he was a DPO. We did not kill him intentionally. Since we started this is the only person we have killed. Please forgive us.
Remember these are people who led the police to the shallow graves of four other persons and they said they never killed before.
Now, the police insisted on tracking this case as they have done in recent months (Remember the Uniport student who killed his cousin for rituals, the Shell workers killed in his office by his two colleagues, etc). Now, they captured the seven man gang.
The operatives of the Rivers State Police Command arrested the seven man criminal gang allegedly responsible for the murder of the DPO. They were paraded in Port Harcourt by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Zaki.
The gunmen who appeared in police camouflage had killed Chukwuwgwu, the DPO in charge of Rumuolumeni Police Station in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, on the 9th of April around Owaza village in Abia State, while he was returning to from his home town.
Zaki, while briefing the press, noted that the arrest of the suspects was facilitated through the help of the IGP monitoring unit in the state, noting that the suspects would be prosecuted after investigation are concluded.
He revealed that upon interrogations, the hoodlums led the police to a grave site where they have buried over four of their victims in shallow graves, adding that two pump action guns and two phones belonging to the late DPO were recovered from the hoodlums.
“I am proud to invite you here today to parade the mindless killers of SP Kingsley Chukwuegwu, whose life was cut short and to reiterate the fact that every evil era has an expiry date, every criminal must meet his waterloo.
“Accordingly, men of the IGP Monitoring Unit, led by the Commander, ACP Benneth Igwe in a sting operation, arrested the killers of the late DPO.
“The dare evil armed robbers who have carried out several robbery and kidnapping operations along the Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt expressway have confessed to the crime.”