A suspect, Ikechukeu Udensi alias Ikanda, arrested by the police in Anambra State over last year’s killing of one Ndubisi Nwokolo in Onitsha has denied culpability in the crime saying he is just a toll collector for the state government.
Udensi, an indigene of Azia town in Ihiala LGA of the state, told journalists after he was paraded that he works with one Linus Ezechukwu and others collecting tolls for the government of the state.
“I did not kill Ndubisi Nwokolo. I was called that the boys helping me to collect toll killed somebody. I was never involved in the killing or instructed any person to kill him,” he said
Earlier, the Police Commissioner, Mustapha Dandaura, while parading the suspect and those that allegedly burnt down Ajali Police Station, said the suspects had been terrorising the state, robbing and killing innocent citizens.
He said Ikanda murdered Nwokolo in broad daylight last year in Onitsha with his accomplices, using offensive weapons, such as machetes and cutlass on the victim.
Dandaura said after the incident, police launched an aggressive manhunt for him and following intelligence report, raided a criminal hideout at Menax near down flyover, Onitsha and arrested him.