Investigating police officers from the Homicide Section of the Delta State Police Command have interrogated Prince Nonso Justin Nwoko of Idumuje-Ugboko Kingdom over the alleged murder of a motor cycle rider.
The victim, one Cyprian Kamaoro, was allegedly murdered in 2017 at Idumuje Ugboko in Aniocha north local government area of Delta state.
Prince Nonso Nwoko, who was arrested over the weekend and later granted bail on self recognition, was invited to the Police Headquarters for questioning over the alleged murder linking him as an accomplice.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa, confirmed the arrest and interrogation of the suspect.
It was gathered that two suspects had already been charged after making confessional statements.
According to a statement by one of the suspects, the late Cyprian Kamaoro was allegedly shot and killed by suspected cultists loyal to Prince Nonso Nwoko, who took him for a spy during the crisis that erupted at the Idumuje- Ugboko palace.
The suspect had confessed that it was one Prince Dennis Nwoko that arranged the cultists through a popular cultist named Asaba after two communal meetings were disrupted.
The crisis had begun when the cultists tried to prevent the Chiefs, including the Traditional Prime Minister (Iyase) of Idumuje-Ugboko Kingdom, Chief Chris Ogwu, the Odogwu and the Eze Debie from attending the meeting .
While the fight was on, komaoro, a motor cyclist was allegedly dragged down and shot while his bike was set ablaze.
It was gathered that in midst of the pandemonium, the deceased was buried around the palace by some of the alleged cultists identified as Asaba, Onyisi Esuzor, Chiejume Ndudi, Light Agi, Aikhomu Omezi, among others, under the supervision of Dennis Uwadiegwu Nwoko.
However, what appeared strange was that the body of the deceased was discovered to have been exhumed while investigation was ongoing as the police could not find the body where the suspect had indicated it was buried.
The suspect in his confession had also alleged that the crisis was sponsored by Prince Chukwunonso Nwoko, Gabriel Ogbechie, Sunday Banye, Amaka Nwoko, Uche Aligbe, Willie Nwoko and Okey Fejokwu as they were said to have provided funding and equipment to the perpetrators of the crime.
Some of the suspects were arrested 3 weeks ago over another incidence of violence in Idumuje – Ugboko and charged with attempted murder.
It was gathered that the family of the deceased had petitioned the police over the gruesome murder of their son ,prompting the arrest of some of the suspects who subsequently gave useful information.
Two of the suspects have been charged to court .