Slain bridegroom: Five Lagos policemen arrested

Five policemen have been arrested in connection with the murder of 36-year-old Ugochukwu Ozuah, who was allegedly killed by policemen five days after his wedding.

Following Ozuah’s murder on September 20, 2012, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, constituted a team of 12 policemen attached to the Federal Criminal Investigation Department to investigate the case.

It was learnt that the team of policemen, headed by a deputy commissioner of police, Chris Ezike, arrived Lagos on September 30 and immediately began investigation from the crime scene at UPS Bus Stop, Oworonshoki Expressway.

According to police source who craved anonymity, the policemen arrested are attached to the Anthony Division under whose jurisdiction the crime occurred.

The source revealed that the policemen were arrested four weeks ago by the IG’s team and were later taken to the NPF Headquarters, Abuja for interrogation.


The source said, “The policemen were arrested because they could not offer satisfactory explanation as regards their whereabouts as at the time of the incident.

“The police authorities have promised that the investigations would be transparent and it was for the sake of objectivity that the IG said the matter must not be handled by policemen of the Lagos State Command.”

Meanwhile, sister of the deceased, Mrs. Nkechi Nonyelu, told our correspondent on the telephone that the family had yet to receive an update as regards the case despite Ezike’s promise to keep them informed on every development.

Ozuah was killed in the presence of his friend, Irikefe Omene, while trying to get him a taxi.

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