Assassinated scrap dealer buried, police yet to arrest fleeing murderers


The deceased when he was alive

Assassinated scrap dealer buried, police yet to arrest fleeing murderers


By Chinwe Nwacha, Onitsha

The remains of alleged assassinated scrap dealer, late master Chikodili Elechi, were weekend, committed to mother Earth at his father's compound in Ugwuogo Ikwuato Idembia community, Ezza South Local Government Area, Ebonyi State.

Recall that master Chikodiri, a scrap dealer at Tarzan junction, Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State, was alegedly stabbed to death by his three co- scrap dealers with broken bottles, over sharing formular of the sum of N1,600 given to them after a business transaction.

He was reportedly lured to a drinking joint by his suspected assassins when the sharing formular of the money did not go down well with his trio co- scrap dealers.

It was gathered that having known that he understood their plot of revenge, he did not honour the invitation for a drinking spree at the joint which infuriated them.

Luck however ran out on Chikodiri when they ambushed him hours later, as he was riding on his motorcycle, and they rushed to him, forcefully tied both hands at his back and stabbed him severrally on his neck, stomach and entire body.

He was said to have slumped and the assailants on being satisfied that they have killed him, fled and have not been seen to be arrested about five months after the incident which resulted in some sympathizers accusing the police of not living up to expectation.

Wailing and crying for justice on her assassinated son, the mother, a widow, Mrs. Lucy Obasi Elechi, urged Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, to come to her rescue as the sudden death of the son has caused her sleepless night.

His corpse was later deposited at Iyi-Enu hospital morgue, Ogidi, by the police and autopsy conducted before the corpse  was allowed for burial in his father's compound in Ebonyi State.

Visibly ladened with emotion and devastated, in her residence at Nkpor, the widow demanded justice for the killing of her son insisting  that perpetrators of the deadly act would not go scot-free.

“I always stay indoors now, not doing anything, I hardly eat because I don’t have appetite. Only God will see me through. I am a widow who struggle to keep body and soul together.

“I need justice, the killers of my son will not go scot-free because my son did not do them anything, they overpowered him and killed him by stabbing him severally on his neck and body with broken bottle.”

The Ogidi Divisional Police Officer, Mr Sani Ahmed, (CSP), when contacted on phone said the police have intensified manhunt for the  fleeing suspected killers.

“None of the suspects has been arrested, we have commenced man hunt for the fleeing suspects; we will get them with time, efforts are in top gear," he stated




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