Police parade suspected killers of Ebonyi business couple in Abia
By Steve Oko
The Abia State Police Command has paraded the suspected killers of Umuahia -based Ebonyi business couple, Mr. Darlington Uzoma and his wife, Chinyere who were shot dead on Saturday along Secretariat Road near the Broadcasting Corporation of Abia, BCA.
The victims, indigenes of Ugwuegu community in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State were shot dead in the presence of their three children who they conveyed in their family car before the ugly incident .
According to police the couple who were major distributors of egg were returning from the day’s business when the horrible incident took place.
The suspects were said to have collected every cash on the victims before fleeing the scene in their operational Siena car which they had earlier snatched from another victim.
According to police the gang was using tricycle for their evil operation before snatching the Sienna car.
Parading the five – member gang on Tuesday, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ene Okon described them as heartless.
The police boss who paraded them along with other suspected criminals arrested within the first month of the year said police were determined to make the state inhabitable by criminals.
Okon who gave a pathetic account of how the gruesome murder occurred, named a 26-year old Promise Sunday Obilor, alias ‘Esere’, as the leader of the gang.
Obilor, he said, was the second in command to the notorious robbery kingpin, Sampson Iheukwumere Nwokocha a.k.a Grave, who was killed by the police on December 10, 2019.
The police boss said it was Kingsley Emezuo, 20, alias ‘Pakins’ that pulled the trigger of the pump action riffle that killed the couple, adding that the suspects “have confessed to series of armed robbery and car snatching escapades”.
The CP said that when police got wind of the dastardly act they quickly mobilised their personnel in hunt of the suspects who were rounded up within two hours.
“It took the police less than two hours to round up the dare devil gang members,” the CP said.
The CP added that he was personally involved in the man-hunt operation which ended at 7.00am the following day (Sunday).
The police boss who was very emotional over the fate of the three orphans of the victims noted that police were still trailing the sixth member of the gang now on the run.
He said the fleeing suspect was the one who drove the Sienna car marked RBC 477 RL which the gang used for the operation.
The CP who vowed to track down the suspect on the run said the suspects would soon be arraigned.