A private investigator, Pastor Samuel Ekwechi has opened up on the latest development over the murder of a Senior health official in Enugu State.
Ekwechi told an Enugu State High Court that the gunmen behind the murder of Mrs. Maria Amadi, who was the head nurse at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, were now in police net.
He stated this in an affidavit, which he filed before an Enugu State High Court.
The affidavit, marked Motion No: E/210m/2019, was dated and filed by the Pastor on June 24, 2019.
It could be recalled that three senior members of the staff of the same hospital were earlier arraigned before the High Court presided over by the Enugu State Chief Judge.
But the investigator has now told the court that the trial suspects have been nabbed.
In the affidavit, he disclosed that the suspects, identified as Chidi Nwobi and Amingo, were arrested at the Abakpa Area of the State.
He said that “on the 19th of June, 2019, both Chidi Nwobi and Amingo were interviewed by the police in relation to all the crimes they have been committing and I was present there by virtue of the level of my involvement in the intelligence work and without any molestation or torture of any sort, Chidi Nwobi openly confessed to many armed robbery escapades and in particular confessed that it was he and his gand of other three persons that shot the deceased Maria Amadi at Trans-Ekulu Enugu, and that they did not mean to kill her but only wanted to rob her of money and other valuables.
“That he also confessed to the names and identify of all other members of his gang, which he named to the police and reiterated that they only wanted to rob her and in the process it resulted into shooting at her and that they were not paid, sponsored, hired or instructed to kill or attack the deceased by anybody else.
“That this interview was video-recorded and can now be confirmed by the police authorities in the State and it is no more a secret that under the able leadership of the current commissioner of police in the State, the identity of the culprits who attacked and killed the deceased has been unraveled.
“That all those members of staff of the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, who were remanded in this case, as well as all those still currently held in detention at Abuja as part of investigation into this case are by virtue of the open confession of Chidi Nwobi and Amingo completely innocent of the allegation.”
When contacted to speak on the authenticity of the video, the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Ebere Amaraizu said he was out of town.
Meanwhile, the video, where one of the suspects was confessing to the crime, is currently trending on social media.