by Anike Jacobs
On the 14th of October 2014, Nollywood actor Clems Onyeka lost his life after being hit by a stray bullet during a robbery.
His family however find it hard to believe the circumstances behind his death
Some of the aggrieved relations, including Patrick Onyeka made it known that the family members resolved to take the case to a juju priest for perspicacious judgement; saying that they do not believe in the stray bullet story as vehemently claimed by the police.
A relative, Patrick Onyeka told Leadership Newspaper that the family members took the decision because they do not believe the “stray bullet story” as claimed by the police.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Celestina Kalu, however insists that Clems was killed by a stray bullet, confirming that a policeman in the escort team was also killed during the fierce gun battle.
She disclosed that the police Monday morning arrested six suspected persons in connection with the attack, adding that four others suspected to be armed robbers were also killed along Ogwashi-uku/Asaba express way during a robbery operation.
Speaking further, DSP Kalu recalled that the vehicle used for the operation, a Toyota Siena car with Reg No. AA261XX, was abandoned with the robbers snatching another car from a motorist to escape.
While appealing to family members of the Nollywood actor to take heart, the spokesperson assured members of the public that the police would thoroughly probe the incident, adding that the arrested suspects were already helping the police with further investigation.