[Photo] Deadly cultist arrested for the barbaric murder of IMSU student, others

Obinna Chigozie Onuoha

The Imo State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old man, identified as Obinna Chigozie Onuoha also known as Nwa Pastor, for allegedly killing a graduate of the Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri.

The self-confessed member of Aye confraternity revealed that his members were responsible for the gruesome murder of the student and other people.

It will be recalled that on the 2nd of August 2016, the final year student identified as Angel O’Brien Ibekwe, who visited the university for his final clearance for the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme was shot dead at the school gate and his corpse was dumped in a gutter.

The murdered IMSU final year student

Confirming the arrest of the suspect, the spokesman for Imo State Police Command, DSP Andrew Ekwerem, said that the suspect was arrested at a beach in a Mechanic Village, Nekede, in Owerri.

He added that Onuoha had been on the command’s wanted list for robbery, murder and cultism.

In his confessional statement, Onuoha said:


“I am a member of Aye cult group. We attack rival cultists anywhere, any day and any time. Since I joined the cult group, I have killed three persons. But I don’t attack rival cultists alone. Our members walk in group. “Among those we have killed was Chibuike. I was the one that shot him at Douglas Road, Owerri.

“He was a member of a rival cult group. Another victim was Zaiki, who sold CD plates. I fired the shot that killed him at Ikenegbu Road. There was also a motorcyclist we killed at Mbaise Road.

“My members were responsible for the murder of Chikalaba in front of IMSU gate. We were five that carried out that attack. Their names are Shiba, Nonso, Freedom and Brano. “Other members of our group are Black Fela, Owite, Pharoah and Ludacris. We kill rival group at sight because if we don’t, they will kill us.”


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The Command spokesman disclosed that over 25 other suspects, who were involved in separate criminal acts, were arrested alongside Onuoha. Ekwerem explained that the arrest was “in line with Imo State Police Command’s Operation Nkpochapu Phase II (wipe out criminals). Some of the arrested suspects have been charged to court, while others are still undergoing thorough investigation.

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