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Ozubulu killings: Police quiz LG chairman, community leader‎, Bishop’s aide

Police in Anambra State has interrogated the president general of Ozubulu community, Dr Ernest Chukwuka over the killing of worshipers at St Philip’s Catholic Church last Sunday by an unknown gunman.

Journalists gathered that the President general was invited by the Anambra State police commissioner, Mr Garba Umar to field questions from the command over the incident.

Also invited alongside the president general are the chairman of Ekwusigo local government area, Engr Ikenna Ofodeme and the chairman of Ebubechukwuzo Foundation, Mr Emeka Jovita Ofomata.

The foundation is owned by High Chief Aloysius Ikegwuonu, who was said to be the target of the gunman who stormed the church and massacred worshipers.

A source told journalists that the invitation may not be unconnected to revelations made by suspects who were said to have been arrested by police in the state.

Ofomata confirmed to journalists in an interview that he and the president general of Ozubulu, and the chairman of Ekwusigo local government were at the police command to honour the invitation of the police commissioner.

He, however, denied that the invitation had anything to do with revelations made by arrested suspects, saying that the discussion with the police authorities was a friendly one.

“They (police) did not tell us of any revelation or even arrested suspects. They simply called us to tell them what we knew that can help them in their investigation,” Ofomata said.

Attempt to speak to the state police commissioner, however, did not yield fruit as several attempts to reach him by phone call showed that his line was busy.

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