Benue State Police Commands have arrested eight persons in connection with the murder of Mr Denen Igbana, the Senior Special Assistant on Security to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
Mr Denen Igbana, who was murdered by unknown gunmen about two weeks ago at his residence in Tionsha, Makurdi, the state capital.
Residents of the area had alleged that Mr Igbana, during an altercation with the killers, mentioned the name of one of the beneficiaries of the state government’s amnesty programme Terwase Agwaza, popularly known as Gana
Confirming the arrests, the Benue Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Moses Yamu said, they have arrested eight persons in connection to the murder of Denen. The PPRO promised to make the names of the people public in due course as investigation into the matter is ongoing”.
Yamu also disclosed a senior government official, confirmed by other sources to be the Special Adviser on Special Duties, Arc Joe Kyaagba who worked closely with Mr Igbana on the amnesty programme, has been invited for questioning due to his involvement in the programme.
The PPRO however said the amnesty beneficiary mentioned by the residents has not been arrested.
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