Labour Party House Of Assembly Aspirant Confessed Killing PDP Chieftain In Ebonyi

         Late Peter Nweke 

Leonard Kelechi Nwali, a Labour Party House of Assembly aspirant for Ezza North Constituency in Ebonyi State, has allegedly confessed to hiring the assailants who killed Peter Nweke, Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the State.

It was gathered that the assailants tortured the PDP chieftain, Peter Nweke, to death at Umuezeokaoha community, in the Ezza North Local Government Area of the State on March 18, 2023, the day the Governorship and House of Assembly Elections took place.  He was killed while working as the party’s agent for the Governorship polls, in the area.

Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested four persons in connection with the gruesome murder.

Confirming the development in a statement on Friday, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, alleged that one of the suspects, Leonard Kelechi Nwali confessed to the crime.

The statement read, “On the 18th of March. 2023, during the Gubernatorial/State House of Assembly Elections, one Peter Nweke, ‘m’, the PDP Ward Chairman at Ezza North was killed by unknown gunmen. Sequel to the dastardly act, the Commissioner of Police, CP Faleye S. Olaleye, psc, tasked all Police Officers in the Command to fish out all those responsible for the killing. Consequently, on 28/03/2023 four suspects were arrested in connection with the death of Mr Peter Nweke.

“During interrogation of the suspects, the first suspect one Leonard Kelechi Nwali ‘m’, a Labour Party House of Assembly aspirant, Ezza North Constituency, confessed to hiring the assailants who were meant to torture the late Peter Nweke. However, he died in the process. According to him, the late Peter Nweke posed a threat to his political ambition, so he contacted one Akwasi ‘m’ of Umuezeoka, in Ezza North L.G.A who spear-headed the torture that eventually resulted to the death of Mr Peter Nweke ‘m’.

“The second suspect, Onyebuchi Chita ‘m’ of Nkomoro community, in the same local government area confessed to have brought in the killers from Nkomoro into Ogboji community, where Peter Nweke was killed.

“The third suspect Aloke Obinna ‘m’ of Ogboji community confessed to have given his motorcycle to one Onyebuchi Chita for escape after the incident.

“While Ifeanyi Nwokpuku ‘m’, the fourth suspect, of Ogboji community in Ezza North LGA conspired with one Sampson Nweke ‘m’, who pointed Peter Nweke out to the killers.”

“The Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State Police Command, assures members of the public that all the suspects arrested would be arraigned in court at the end of investigation. While those at large will be apprehended and brought to Justice. He also reiterated the command’s continuous commitment to safeguarding lives and properties of the good people of Ebonyi State and strongly sent out a warning to all criminals that there is no safe haven in Ebonyi State for them.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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