Retired general murdered in Abuja robbery, police investigate

SPOTLIGHTS

  • The attack occurred at the victim’s residence in Sunshine Homes Estate, Lokogoma
  • FCT Police Commissioner CP Benneth Igweh expressed condolences and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice

From Molly Kilete, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has commenced investigations into the murder of a retired army Brigadier General by armed robbers in Abuja.

The deceased, Brigadier General Uwem Harold Udokwere (retd), was killed by robbers who attacked his home at No. 1, Sanga Street, Sunshine Homes, by Kabusa Junction at Lokogoma, Abuja, on June 22 at approximately 3:00 a.m.

FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer Josephine Adeh said in a statement: “In response to the tragic and unprecedented attack at Sunshine Homes Estate by armed robbers, resulting in the untimely demise of one Brigadier General Uwem Harold Udokwere (retd) on June 22, 2024, at approximately 03:00 a.m., the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, has promptly ordered a thorough and discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding this regrettable event.”

“Expressing profound condolences to the bereaved family, CP Benneth Igweh psc, mni, assures the family and the public of swift justice, with every effort in conduit to ensure the perpetrators of the atrocious act are apprehended and brought to justice.”

“Furthermore, the commissioner of police reaffirms the unflinching commitment of the command to amplify the security landscape of the nation’s capital, by continually adapting strategies to effectively combat evolving criminal activities.”

“Updates on this matter will be provided in due course.”

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