Police launch manhunt for killers of Insp. Charles

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By Peter Okolie

The Imo Police Command says it is trailing the killers of a Police Inspector, identified simply as Charles.

Charles, who was kidnapped a few weeks ago, was found dead recently in a bush in Oguta Local Government Area of the state.

ASP Henry Okoye, who confirmed the incident, said the Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Barde, had already commissioned a team of police investigators to apprehend the killers.

“The command assures members of the public and family members of the deceased that we are already on the trail of the killers of Insp. Charles and the other victim.

“We will ensure that those behind the dastardly act are caught and made to face the full wrath of the law,” Okoye said.

Before his demise, Insp. Charles was an orderly to former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Chiji Collins. He was attacked and abducted alongside a driver in a Toyota Hilux in the Ohaji/ Egbema area of the state.

A police source, which pleaded anonymity, said it was not clear, if the former speaker was in the vehicle when the hoodlums attacked.

“When we got information that some people were kidnapped about two weeks ago, we embarked on a rescue operation and later found the corpse of the driver.

“The decomposing body of Charles was recently discovered in a bush at Oguta LGA,” the source said.


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