Suspect in killing of ex-Police DIG’s wife arrested in Benue


Officers of the Nigerian Police Force in Benue has arrested a suspect connected with the murder of Mrs Eunice Aganya, wife of retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, (DIG) Ibezimako Aganya and one-time Commissioner of Police in Benue.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported the arrest in statement credited to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, in Makurdi on Sunday.

According to Anene, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Benue, Mr Audu Madaki, had ordered a full-scale investigation by the command’s Criminal Investigation Department and pledged that serious efforts would be made to apprehend the culprits.

On Saturday, Police in Benue confirmed the gruesome killing of the retired DIG’s wife in her Makurdi residence by unknown gunmen.

The 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 and curiously broke into the house where they found the lifeless body lying in a pool of blood with a deep cut on the head,” Commissioner of Police stated.

The police chief disclosed that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at Bishop Murray Hospital Morgue.