FCT Police Arrest Three Suspects over Murder of Pharmacist


Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, yesterday, arrested three suspects linked to the gruesome murder of late Mr. Sunday Chukwujekwu Ike, owner of the Suncell Pharmacy Gwarinpa and Publicity Secretary of Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN).

Ike was killed in his shop on June 19, 2020.

The command also recovered the deceased’s Huawei phone and his sky blue Toyota Camry car, which was snatched by his assailants.

It said the three suspects were arrested on July 12, 2020, in Lafia, Nasarawa State and Jos, Plateau State, after painstaking investigation by operatives of the command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

A statement by the command said that one Mr. Danbala Buba, 42 and Mr. Isah Rilwanu, 24, both males, were arrested at Lafia in possession of the deceased’s Toyota Camry car while Abdulhamid Nasir, 35, was arrested in possession of the deceased’s Huawei phone at his hideout in Jos, Plateau State.

“Efforts are being intensified to arrest the leader of the gang who is at large,” said the statement that was signed by the Police Public Relations Officer and Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr. Anjuguri Manzah.