Awka market leader denies link with cult clashes, killings
By O’star Eze
The chairman of Eke Awka Market, Awka, Anambra state, Chief Emeka Agumadu, who was recently arrested by the state police command and accused of sponsoring cult killings in the state capital, denied all the allegations.
Speaking to press at his cottage home in Awka following his release less than 24 hours after he was arrested, Agumadu, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), insisted that he had been wrongly accused by the police. He said the allegation was false and unfounded, aimed at tarnishing his reputation. He urged the police to thoroughly investigate the matter.
“I’m not a cultist and I don’t sponsor cult killings or any related crimes. The allegation is a handiwork of mischief makers bent on tarnishing my image. As a philanthropist, I have changed the living conditions of so many Awka indigenes and contributed immensely to the development of the town,” he said.
He also maintained that his activities were in tandem with Willie Obiano’s drive to protect lives and properties in the state.
Anambra state police command had declared, Wednesday, via a press statement, that they arrested Emeka Agumadu and three other persons for allegedly sponsoring cult groups in Awka, the state capital.
While confirming the release of Baby Awka, the Police PRO, SP Haruna Mohammed said that it was only him that was released out of the four and that investigations were still on over the matter that led to his arrest.
“Yes, he was released on bail. It was him alone. Investigation is still ongoing on the matter and we would let you into more details as we progress,” Mohammed said.