Ifeanyi Onoja was the owner of a betting shop in Obolloafor area of Enugu State, but his activities in the shop have come to an abrupt end.

He was found dead in the shop and the police have taken up the matter. 

The Command Police in Enugu State said it had commenced investigation into the alleged murder.

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The spokesman for the Command, Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Friday in Enugu that Onoja, 25, was found dead in his betting shop on March 5.

According to Amaraizu, the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Danmallam, had directed police operatives from Udenu Division to carry out comprehensive investigation on the matter.

"It was gathered that the deceased, Ifeanyi Onoja, from Ugbaike village in Enugu-Ezike community in Igboeze North Local Government Area was found dead in his betting shop.

"The shop is located on Ugbaike road in Obolloafor in Udenu Local Government Area.

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"Further information gathered revealed that there appears to be mark of violence on the body and forehead of the deceased suggesting murder,’’ he said.

Amaraizu said that the corpse of the deceased has been deposited in an hospital mortuary in Obolloafor for autopsy.

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