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14 Aug 2017

How We Killed Traditional Ruler, Edward Onwudewei - Suspects Confesses to Rivers Police

Crime suspects have made a startling confession on how they murdered a traditional ruler in a Rivers State community.
A man identified as Da­vid John also known as Tito Boy, has been arrested by the Police in Rivers State for allegedly killing a monarch and an ex-commissioner in Rivers State.

According to DailyPost, Tito Boy confessed to the alleged kidnap and killing of His Royal Highness (HRH) Edward Onwudewei, a traditional ruler at Okporo Mini community, in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The suspect, who is in his early 40s made the confession before newsmen and the state Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, during the parade of about 70 suspects at the weekend, at the Police headquarters in Port Harcourt.

Ahmed had said that Tito Boy who claimed to hail from Omoku town, the headquarters of Ogba/Eg­bema/Ndoni Local Govern­ment Area, was arrested by the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the command, declaring that the suspect confessed to his killing of a former commissioner and a traditional ruler in the state.

Ahmed said: “The Anti-Kidnapping Unit on a tip off, arrested one David John alias Tito Boy, who con­fessed to the kidnap of a civil commissioner in the state and a traditional ruler at Ok­poro Mini, one locally made Pistol and Pump Action were recovered from him.”

The suspect, who spoke during his parade confessed that he participated in the kidnap of the monarch but denied any involvement in the abduction of the former commissioner.

He said: “My name is David John, I am a native of Omoku. It is bad friends who landed me here. My friends lured me into kid­napping His Royal High­ness, Onwudewei. I partici­pated in planning his kidnap but did not join them to carry out the mission in his house.

“On the day of the inci­dent, when the boys got to the house of His Royal Highness, they tried to take him away but he started dragging their gun and mistakenly, the boys shot him on his shoulder and when they noticed that he was wounded, they abandoned him and ran away.

“The next morning we heard that His Royal High­ness died as a result of the gun wound he sustained. But for the commissioner, I did not participate in his kidnap,” he said.

Similarly, 30 suspected cultists were arrested from different parts of the state by the police.

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