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Police suspect domestic violence in murder of ex-NBA boss


Imo State police command says it is suspecting domestic-related violence in last Saturday’s murder of a former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Owerri branch, Ndionyenma Nwankwo.

Nwankwo, 64, was murdered in his office at 43, School Road, Owerri, Imo State, while his driver, phones and car are yet to be seen.


The deceased had left home on Saturday for work but did not return. This led his family to organise a search party to look for him.

When his office was opened on Sunday, his lifeless body was found on the floor with his head almost severed from his body. A machete was also found in his office.

Speaking in Owerri on Tuesday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Ikeokwu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said they were suspecting domestic hand in the killing, adding that soon details of the findings would be unfolded.


His words: “The killing of the ex- NBA chairman is purely domestic.”

The police, he added, was working with other security agencies to arrest renewed security challenges in the state.

According to him, the new Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Mohammed, has directed training and re-training of policemen in the state for optimum results, stressing that deployment of officers on patrol from 6 p.m. on an intelligence-led policing mission, as directed by the CP, has commenced.

“We are not unaware of the little upsurge in crime in Imo. We are collaborating with sister security agencies. Imo State Government is helping the police. People should use the contact control room numbers. They are toll-free,” he added.


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