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Council chairman denies ordering killing of final year law student


Chairman of Nsukka local government council of Enugu state, Patrick Omeje yesterday denied allegations that he ordered the killing of a final year law student, Augustine Ugwu at Nsukka and called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu to investigate an alleged petition before him accusing him (Omeje) of ordering the killing of the boy.

Ugwu’s family through a petition allegedly written to the IGP by a legal firm, Da Sphinix legal practitioners, accused Omeje of instructing the killing of the boy and urged the police boss to bring everybody involved in the death to justice.


Augustine, a final year law student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University’s ordeal was said to have taken place on April 23, 2020, at a pub on Odobido Street Nsukka, where he had gone in company with two friends and was arrested by an anti-cultism unit in the area, alongside two others. Reacting to the allegation, Omeje told reporters that he had nothing to do with the boy’s death, insisting that the allegations were being peddled by his political opponents interested in his downfall.

“I was called from one newspaper yesterday that one Andy Ugwu wrote a petition to the IGP that I ordered the death of his son and I said how can I order the death of his son? But what kind of son does he have? That is the question. People should know that during politics we play politics and when politics is gone, we focus on governance. I heard the boy had a very bad record and was arrested by the police. There are several confessional statements his colleagues in crime made to the police when they arrested them. How does that concern me?”

Omeje, who said he was not perturbed by the allegation called on the IGP to thoroughly investigate the case and bring the perpetrators to book.

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