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Elizabeth Agwu a victim of crossfire: Police clears air

Elizabeth Agwu a victim of crossfire: Police clears air

Elizabeth Agwu a victim of crossfire: Police clears air

The Ebonyi Police Command said Elizabeth Agwu, sister of the Sun Newspaper Correspondent in the state, who died on Wednesday, was a victim of cross-firing between some gang members and police operatives in the area.

ASP Levi Philip, Assistant Police Public Relation Officer of the Command, said this in a statement on Friday.

The incident occurred in Enuagu, Onicha-Igboeze in the Onicha Local Government Area of the state.

However, the Police Spokesman said the officer on operation went to arrest one culprit, who was part of the gruesome murder of seven commuters on Aug. 9.

“The culprit, Nweze Ezenwigboke, male, 52-years, a casket maker and dealer was arrested in his shop at Alike village in the area on 8 Sept.

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“A few meters away from where he was arrested, his gang members opened fire at police operatives, who were on their way.

“The police were able to repel the attack and successfully left the scene back to the base.

“While at the base, information was received that one Elizabeth Agwu, female, 25 years fell victim of the cross firing and was rushed to the hospital by her family members.

“Later, she was confirmed dead by a medical personnel, her corpse has been deposited in the mutuary,” the statement explained.