UPDATE! Ozubulu Killings: Trial Of Four Suspects Commences

The trial of four suspects in the case of over 12 persons who were killed at St. Philips Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu, of Anambra state has commenced.

The trial commenced on Friday, at a High Court in Nnewi, with many gathered at the entrance of the courtroom to catch a glimpse of the accused persons, who were slammed with 25 charges.

On August 6, Gunmen attacked the church during the early morning mass, shooting sporadically at worshippers and in the process, killing about 12 persons while leaving several others injured.

Onlookers at the High Court

Shortly after, the Police arrested some of the suspects involved in the killings while the government promised that all those behind the attack will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

Subsequently, they were arraigned on November 16, before an Anambra State Magistrate’s Court, sitting at Ozubulu.

Among those invited as a witness at the commencement of the trial on Friday is one Dr. Onwuka, the former President General of Ozubulu.

Meanwhile, a cross examination of witnesses by the prosecuting counsel is still ongoing.

Ozubulu Massacre: Police Finally Invites Aloysius Ikegwuonu aka Bishop

Over a week after some worshippers of the St Phillips Catholic Church in Ozubulu community, Anambra were killed by gunmen during a service, the alleged target  Aloysius Ikegwuonu aka Bishop, has been invited by the Anambra state police command.

The tragic incident occurred on the 6th of August.

There have been speculations that the attack is a fall out from a business deal between two drug lords, one of them being Bishop. The assassins who stormed the church to carry out the attack, allegedly came in search of Bishop but when they did not find him, they shot dead his aged Dad and also killed 12 other persons.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Nkiru Nwode, spoke to newsmen yesterday where she disclosed that Bishop is expected to come to the command’s office in Awka, the state capital on Friday, August 18th. She added that the invitation given to Bishop cannot be likened to an arrest as he has not committed any crime that would warrant his arrest.