The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Mr Garba Umar, on Wednesday, revealed two suspects behind the gruesome murder of 18 worshippers at St. Philip Catholic Church, Ozubulu, on August 6.

The suspects are Prince Charles Obi a.k.a Gozila and Dickson Nwodi. Both are serving murder sentences in South African prison.

In a statement released, the Police Commissioner revealed that the two suspects, who are indigenes of Nnobi and Oba communities of Anambra, would soon be extradited from South Africa to face the charges levelled against them.

The statement reads:

 “Two indigenes of Anambra State from Nnobi and Oba LGAs respectively, currently serving prison terms in South Africa for murder, have taken responsibility for the attack.

“They vowed that there will be more attacks if their financial demands, which were not disclosed, made of certain persons are not met.

“They mandated one Quintus Anayo (alias Obasanjo) based in South Africa to come to Ozubulu and inform the elders of the town of this threat.

“The two prisoners in South Africa are Prince Charles Obi (a.k.a. Gozila) and Dickson Nwodi (a.k.a. Afam).

“The command wishes to state categorically that we will ensure that all identified perpetrators are brought to book. On that strength, three of the suspects in custody are to be arraigned within this week on charges of conspiracy and murder with other suspects at large.

“The Interpol is already involved in the investigation and possible extradition of the suspects based in South Africa who claimed responsibility for the attack on the church.”


Umar thanked the public for the information to which he attributed the successes already recorded by police in the investigations. 

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