On Tuesday, the Ebonyi State Police Command unveiled four suspects who were reportedly involved in the killing of Eze Christopher Ewa, the local chief of the Umuezeokaha village in the state’s Ezza North Local Government Area (LGA).
On February 27, men armed with AK-47 rifles thought to be members of a fraternity assassinated the monarch in his compound.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, told journalists that the command had been on the trail of all the criminals involved and that four key suspects had been arrested while others remained at large.
Onovwakpoyeya further disclosed that four other criminals were also apprehended for belonging to a gang stealing from unsuspecting members of the public.
Two locally made guns were recovered.
The police said efforts were ongoing to apprehend other suspects still on the run, assuring Ebonyi residents the accused would be arrested and made to face the law.