At least no less than eight (8) mobsters who are murderers of 4 Galant police officers suspected of being members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its security equipment Eastern Security Network ESN have been arrested by the Imo State Police Command, Owerri .
In a statement released Monday by the Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Michael Abattam said their arrest follows the attack on the Agwa Police Station on August 5, 2023.
The command’s spokesman said that after immediately assessing the incident on the scene, the Police Commissioner, Imo State Command, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, ordered the tactical teams of the command to launch a detailed investigation to identify the perpetrators. to unravel the dastardly act.
He said that on August 6, 2022 6/8/2022, after diligent gathering of credible intelligence, the tactical teams of the Commando raided a number of identified criminal shelters located between Agwa and Izombe communities in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State located.
He said that when the gangsters saw police officers, they got into a shootout with them, trying to escape arrest; but were overwhelmed by the superior firepower of the officers.
According to him, some suspects escaped and eight people were arrested, including Obioma Chibuike aged 18, Achazie Chidiebere aged 22, Onyedikachi Nwadike aged 19, Anayo Onyemere aged 51, Ifeanyi Mboyi aged 26, Chukwudi Onyeausi aged 29, Obodo Promise aged 17, and Ifeobu Ebubechi 22 years.
The PPRO said an on-site investigation revealed that all the arrested suspects were from Agwa and Izombe communities, respectively.
He said weapons recovered then include hiding places during the search; a pump rifle, two locally made cannons, six machetes, a Biafra flag, eight live cartridges, eight used cartridges, and a masquerade costume.
Abattam revealed that one of the overzealous suspects, one of the overzealous suspects, Ifeanyi Mboyi tried to escape from the lawful custody of the officers and was quickly demobilized by the ever brave police officers.
He said the suspect suffered a bullet wound to his left leg and was taken to Owerri Federal Medical Center in Imo State, where he is being treated and is in stable condition.
The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, stressed that policing is the collective responsibility of everyone, but called on Imolites to join hands with the police and other security forces in the fight against crime and crime and to report suspicious activity they observe in their neighborhood to the nearest police station or call the emergency numbers of the command: 08034773600 or 08098880197.
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