Family Petitions Edo Police Command Over Alleged Murder

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Benin – Mr. Onye Lucky, has petitioned the Edo State Police Command over alleged murder of his brother, Terry Chinedu by one Kachi Madu.

The Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor on Sunday Confirmed the receipt of the petition.

Mr. Lucky had, in the petition written by his lawyers, Olayiwola Afolabi and Co, to the State Police Commissioner, Mohammed DanMallam, alleged that Terry was murdered at an hotel in Benin, under mysterious circumstances.

The petition titled: “Urgent need to investigate and charge to court one Kachi Madu and his cohorts, based on the doctrine of last seen in criminal law having lured one Terry Chinedu to a hotel and murdered him in cold blood”

It reads: “On Saturday, 23rd of March, Terry Chinedu, received several calls from a colleague of his, one Kachi Madu, asking him to come to Kito Hotel in GRA to swim.

“It is also our brief that our client’s brother who was with his girlfriend when the several calls came told his girlfriend that his colleague was calling him to come to the hotel to swim. Late Terry Chinedu left with his girlfriend as the girlfriend went to the market and himself went to the hotel.”

The petitioners further alleged that at about 7pm of the same day, the father of the victim “received a phone call from the said Kachi Madu, who told him to come to the CIC Gate Hospital at Aduwawa, that his son was in the hospital,” where he met his son lying lifeless on the hospital bed.

The petitioners hinged his suspicion in the fact that “at the divisional police station, the suspect denied ever calling the deceased until he was later confronted with hard evidence of his call.

“The case is an insider job because the suspect and his sister are working in the same bank and there is the need to download the call log also of his sister and the suspect.”

The state police command spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed receipt of the petition, said copies have been served on the Command.

“Yes, the Command is in receipt of the petition. Just yesterday, somebody brought it. I believe the authority will soon assign it for investigation,” he said.

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