The Special Anti -Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command has arrested the suspected killer of Bruno Uchechukwu.
Uchechukwu, until his death last week at the Cherubim junction in Owerri , was the Personal Assistant to Jasper Ndubuaku , who is the Chairman of the Committee for the Recovery of Movable Stolen Assets belonging to the state government and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters .
The state Commissioner of Police , Rabiu Ladodo, said the suspect , Leonard Dennis, was arrested based on credible intelligence.
Ladodo, who described the suspect as a notorious criminal , said he belonged to a cult.
The CP , who said the suspect was popularly known as Toothpick, added that the SARS Commander , Godfrey Victor , led the operation to the School Road in Owerri Municipal , where the suspect was apprehended .
He said , “ On September 29 at No . 13 School Road , Umuoronjo , Owerri Municipal , the SARS , led by CSP Victor Godfrey , arrested a notorious criminal , one Leonard Dennis Junior , 22 , aka Toothpick, based on a tip -off.
“He is a member of the New Black Movement of Africa , also known as
Ayes Confraternity . On interrogation , he confessed to being one of those who killed Bruno Uchechukwu, 32 , at the Cherubim junction, Owerri , on September 22 .
“The deceased , who hailed from Atta Ikeduru, but was resident at No . 32 Elekwenwa Street , Owerri , was until his death the Personal Assistant to the State Movable Assets Recovery Committee Chairman , Jasper Ndubuaku .
“Upon interrogation , Dennis confessed that the deceased was killed in retaliation for stabbing one of their members , Chima ( surname unknown) , by a rival cult, Vikings , aka Baggas, at the Free Zone , Owerri .
“He stated that futile efforts to get at the main culprit, Esese, made them to take on Bruno Uchechukwu, being a member of Baggas.
“ According to the suspect , they came in a Taximo mini bus to carry out the killing .”