IGP by a law firm, Da Sphinix legal practitioners, accused Omeje of instructing
the killing of their boy and urged the police chief to bring all those involved
in the death to justice.
chairman of the Nsukka local government council of the state of Enugu, Patrick
Omeje, yesterday refuted the allegations that he ordered the murder of
Augustine Ugwu, a final year law student at Nsukka, and called on the Inspector
General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to investigate the alleged petition
that had been brought before him (Omeje) for ordering the murder of the boy.
a final year law student at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, was alleged to have
taken place on 23 April 2020 in a pub on Odobido Street Nsukka, where he had
gone in company with two friends and was detained by an anti-cultism unit in
the city, along with two others. Reacting to the allegation, Omeje told
reporters that he had nothing to do with the boy’s death, insisting that the
allegation was being peddled by his political opponents who were interested in
was called from one newspaper yesterday that one Andy Ugwu wrote a petition to
the IGP that I ordered the death of his son and I said how can I order the
death of his son? But what kind of son does he have? That is the question.
People should know that during politics we play politics and when politics is
gone, we focus on governance. I heard the boy had a very bad record and was
arrested by the police. There are several confessional statements his
colleagues in crime made to the police when they arrested them. How does that
who said he was not disturbed by the allegation that the IGP was called upon to
investigate the case thoroughly and to bring the perpetrators to the books.