The long arm of the law has caught up with seven suspects who have been arrested in connection with the murder of one Chief Emmanuel Akpojevughe, the Delta State task force chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers.
The suspects were arrested by men of the Delta State Police Command after the murder of Akpojevughe who was reportedly killed by unidentified men around 8am last Thursday in Evvriyen village on the Benin-Effurun-Warri Expressway in the Okpe Local Government Area of the state.
A source familiar with the matter said Akpojevughe murder was not unconnected with a leadership tussle rocking NUPENG in the state.
According to the source; “The running battle was responsible for the cancellation of the election of the body. Akpojevughe was seeking re-election. Some members of the union are behind the gruesome murder.”
The murder of the NUPENG task force chair was confirmed Mr Muhammad Mustafa, the state Commissioner of Police, who noted that seven suspects who allegedly partook in the criminal act, had been arrested.
“We are investigating the incident; but seven suspects are already in our custody. They have all confessed to their involvement in the killing.
“I am assuring the general public that justice will be served in this case,” Mustafa said.
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