A teenager, Ifeanyi Ihejika, who has been arrested by the police in Enugu for reportedly killing his cousin, Izuchukwu Ihejika, has blamed the gruesome act on Satan.The incident took place in Amankpunato village, in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State, on Easter Sunday.
It was gathered that Ifeanyi took to his heels after fatally shooting Izuchukwu with a locally made pistol on Easter morning.
However, although he was eventually nabbed by the police, reasons behind the murder are yet to be determined.
The spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development, said the locally made pistol used in committing the murder was recovered from Ifeanyi upon his arrest.
Amaraizu disclosed that Ifeanyi is blaming his action on Satan.
“The suspect is saying that the act is the handiwork of Satan,” the police spokesman revealed.
Amaraizu added that the police has commenced full scale investigations into the incident.
Meanwhile, corpse of the deceased has been deposited in the mortuary of Achi Joint Hospital, Enugu, for autopsy.
In another development, the Enugu State Police Command has warned members of the public to be law abiding during, before and after the April 11 governorship and houses of assembly elections.
“Any violation of any sections of the law as it affects the Electoral Act and the election, as well as the peace accord duly signed by all the political parties in the state with their aspirants, would be viewed seriously as offenders will be arraigned properly in a law court,” Amaraizu said in a statement.
He disclosed that men of the police command, working in partnership with other relevant sister security agencies, have been directed to fish out hoodlums for necessary action.
Amaraizu said, “The Command is set for April 11 general election and has briefed its operatives accordingly.”