After weeks of search on the part of the Nigeria Police in Imo State, suspected killers of U.S veteran soldier, Okebata, have been arrested.
Parading the suspects on Wednesday, at a press briefing in Owerri, the state capital, the state Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, said the suspects whose names were given as Osondu Chukwu, Uchechukwu Stanley, Onyekachi Kelvin Nwoke and Uchendu Promise were apprehended with concrete evidence that showed that they murdered the veteran soldier.
Recollect that, Okebata was in the state for the Christmas and New Year celebrations, when he was robbed and murdered in Atta in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state on January 12, 2017.
The CP further said, the suspects allegedly sold Okebata’s Samsung Note 5 handset at N125,000 which led to their arrest by the operatives of the command.
According to Lakanu, “The suspects were arrested in connection with the robbery and murder of one Oscar Okebata, of Achi Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, an American veteran soldier who returned home for the Yuletide period last year.
“The victim’s Samsung Note 5 handset was sold at N125,000, leading to the arrest of the suspected masterminds of the crime.” The suspects were said to have confessed to the crime.
The police have said, the suspects will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.