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Why we killed retired Army general – suspects



Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have arrested four suspected killers of an Abuja-based retired Brigadier General Uwem Udukwere.

Udukwere was reportedly fatally stabbed by armed robbers on Saturday at his Sunshine Estate home in Abuja.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth Igweh, paraded the four suspects in Abuja on Monday.

Igweh said: “On June 23, 2024, at about 04:00 p.m. acting on credible intelligence, police operatives of FCT police command from Utako Division led by CSP Victor Godfrey trailed and arrested four suspects; Ibrahim Rabiu 33 years ‘m’ of Rasha, Apo Nafiu Jamil 33 ‘m’ of Apo pantaker, Aliyu Abdullahi 47 ‘m’ of Apo, Mohammed Nuhu 28 ‘m’ of Apo primary.

“They are responsible for attacking, robbing and killing one Brigadier General Uwen Harold Udokwere (rtd.) on June 22, 2024, at his residence in Sunshine Homes Estate in Kabusa. The suspects, who confessed to the crime, stabbed the General when he tried to resist them with his pistols. The knife used in committing the crime was recovered and the deceased stolen phone was equally recovered. Efforts are on top gear to arrest other fleeing suspects and to recover the pistols taken away from the deceased. Suspects will be charged to court at the end of the investigation.”


Rabiu Ibrahim, who spoke with our correspondent on how the general was killed said: “We stabbed the general with a knife. We went to rob him and we collected laptops and phones from him. I was the one that killed him with a knife. I had two knives. I stabbed him in the stomach while another of my friends stabbed him in his shoulder. The general was with his gun and he was struggling with us that was why we killed him.”


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