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Just In: Police Arrest Suspect Over Murder of Final Year ABSU Student

The police have detained a suspect in the murder of Emmanuel Uche, a final-year student at Abia State University (ABSU).

 Uche was mercilessly pursued and killed by alleged cultists in March 2024.

 A distressing video of the crime showed the victim desperately attempting to flee as he crawled across an unpaved road before his attackers caught up with him.

 Uche jumped up and attempted to run, but was fatally shot by one of the assailants.

 Spokesperson of Abia State Police Command, ASP Maureen Chinaka, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday, April 18, 2024, said the suspect, Emmanuel Victor, has confessed to the crime.

 “On 11/3/2024, a viral video surfaced depicting the murder of Emmanuel Uche, a 500-level student of Abia State University, in front of Miracle Lodge, Uturu,” the statement read.

 “Acting on credible intelligence, today 18/4/2024, at about 1100hrs, a team of police detectives from Abia State Police Command, apprehended the principal suspect at Isiukwuato who was captured in the viral video committing the murder of Emmanuel Uche at Miracle Lodge, Abia State University, Uturu.

 “The suspect, identified as Emmanuel Victor, has confessed to the crime. He is currently in lawful custody and will be charged to court.”

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