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Police arrest one over killing of retired DIG's wife

By Maureen Ikpeama

Benue Police Command has arrested one suspect in connection with the killing of Mrs Eunice Aghanya, wife of retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Ibezimako Aghanya.

 Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Makurdi .

The police had on Saturday confirmed the gruesome killing of the retired DIG’s wife in her Makurdi residence by unknown gunmen.

Anene said that the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Benue, Mr Audu Madaki, had ordered a full scale investigation by the command’s Criminal Investigation Department.

The Commissioner of police  in the statement ,said  that serious efforts would be made to apprehend the culprits.He said police received information on Saturday that late Eunice who resided on Austin Iwar Street, off David Mark Bye-pass, Makurdi, could not be seen by her co-chiefs who had planned to pay a courtesy call on a royal father in Makurdi.

“Police detectives who received this report swiftly moved to her house where she resides alone behind her bakery.

“Her car was seen parked in front of her gate and her fence broken into but her doors were locked.“The team noticed blood stains on the window of the deceased and curiously broke into the house where they found the lifeless body laying in a pool of blood with a deep cut on the head,” he stated.

The CP said her body had been deposited at Bishop Murray Hospital Morgue.

 Mrs Aghanya before her death was the owner of Euniland Bread bakery. Her husband, .Mr Ibe Aghanya, who retired as DIG zone 2,  was a former Commissioner of Police in Benue state.

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