Prime suspect in the abduction and murder of a student of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike lkwo (AE-FUNAI) in Ebonyi State, Mr Maxwell Okeke has been arrested by the police.

The prime suspect, Ogobuchi Uhuo, a native of Ohankwu village, Ndufu-Alike, was arrested in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital after the police mounted a manhunt for him.

According to a source who confirmed the arrest, Uhuo has been a terror to students and members of his community for a long time.

Recall that Okeke (the deceased) was abducted and killed by unknown persons early this month.

According to a student of the institution, the university community became worried after he was declared missing.

The source further said his decomposing body was later found near a river in the community.

The institution’s management had in a statement through the Public Relations Officer, Elom Iyke Ubochi fingered Uhuo as the prime suspect in the abduction and killing of Mr Okeke.

“It is with great concern that we inform the university community of the abduction of Magnus Okeke, an extra year student of the Department of Accountancy on June 1, 2024.

“The incident occurred outside the university campus while on his way back to the private hostel where he resides at Ohankwu village, Ndufu-Alike Community”, Mr Elom said.

He noted that since the unfortunate incident happened, the University Management through its Directorate of Security Affairs has been working closely with the police and other security agencies to ensure his safe rescue from his captors.

He noted that preliminary reports from security agencies shows that the alleged perpetrators of the heinous crime were criminal youth elements from Ohankwu village led by one Ogobuchi Uhuo, popularly known as OG Royal.

June 24, 2024

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