A Peoples Democratic House of Assembly aspirant in Ebonyi State has been arrested over the murder of a man.
A staunch member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Ebonyi State and a state House of Assembly aspirant, Chidi Ejem, has been arrested by the state Police Command for allegedly conspiring with others to murder one Udu Emegha of Amaigbo Etiti Edda in Afikpo South local government area of the state during an attack on the Labour Party supporters in the area.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the state, Chris Anyanwu, a group of hoodlums led by one Emmanuel Innocent from Amaigbo Etiti Edda where Ejem comes from, had besieged the house of the deceased and attacked him, beating him to comma.
The deceased later gave up the ghost from his injuries and later the team of police operatives rounded up the said Emmanuel and others in the house of Ejem.
According to the police:
"The exhibits recovered include three cutlasses with blood stain, a single barrel gun and some expanded cartridges.
The state CID has just commenced investigation into the matter and the cause of this murder will be unravelled. We have in our net Chidi Ejem, a House of Assembly aspirant, Emmanuel Innocent and 35 others."
Ejem is said to be a former Special Adviser to Governor Martin Elechi on Solid Mineral Development, Petroleum Product, Pricing and Distribution.