Afikpo killings: Allow Court try suspects, Umahi told


By Peter Okutu 

Abakaliki -There seems to be a new twist to the gruesome murder of four persons, which took place in Edda, Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, on 26th December, 2022 and 1st January, 2023.

Recall that apart from lives that were lost during the ugly episode, properties worth millions of naira were equally destroyed.

Members of the affected communities, Thursday raised alarm over an alleged plot by some prominent individuals to release all the suspects before their trial begins in the State.

As the trial of the fifteen suspects alleged to have killed the four persons in two Edda Communities of Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State resumes on 26th May, 2023, there is general apprehension in the two affected Communities as rumours are rift that the suspects may be released on the orders of the outgoing Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi.

Disclosing this in a statement, a prominent Community Leader from Ekoli…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper