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Police Arrest Native Doctor, Nine Suspects Involved In Attack On Uzodinma’s Residence

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Updated June 10, 2021
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The police have arrested a native doctor and nine suspects who were involved in the attack on the residence of the Imo State Governor,  Hope Uzodinma.

The armed men on April 24, attacked the governor’s residence in Omuma, Oru East Local Government Area, and invaded the governor’s village before torching it.

In a statement by the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, SP Bala Elkana, said Tactical teams of the Command through diligent and painstaking investigations, stormed Ukwuorji, Mbaitoli Local Government area, along Onitsha road, and arrested one EZEUGO ORDU “M” 65 yrs old, a native of Ubachima, Omuma, Oru West LGA.

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He confessed to being a member of IPOB/ESN and made useful statements to the Police as regards the recent attacks on Police stations as well as the residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma.

SP Elkana also noted that the suspect further led operatives of the Command to the IPOB/ESN camp a Bush close to Njaba River, nine persons were arrested at the criminal hideout while planning another attack, assorted charms were recovered from them.

 

Read Full Statement Below:

IMO STATE POLICE COMMAND

9TH JUNE 2021

PRESS RELEASE

POLICE IN IMO HAVE ARRESTED THE NOTORIOUS NATIVE DOCTOR WHO PREPARES CHARMS FOR IPOB/ESN MEMBERS

NINE (9) SUSPECTS INVOLVED IN THE ATTACK OF THE COUNTRY HOME OF THE GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE WERE ALSO ARRESTED.

-CHINEDU NWAKIRE “M” (ONE DOOR)48 YRS OLD

-UZOAMAKA UGOANYANWU (NATIVE DOCTOR) 40YRS OLD

In consonance with the mandate given to the operatives of the Command by IGP ALKALI BABA USMAN to fish out all criminal elements in the state and restore normalcy to the state as soon as feasible, and in tandem with the determination and directive of the Commissioner of Police Imo state CP Abutu Yaro, FDC.

On the 8/6/21 at about 1630 hrs, Tactical teams of the Command through diligent and painstaking investigations, stormed Ukwuorji, Mbaitoli Local Government area, along Onitsha road, and arrested one EZEUGO ORDU “M” 65 yrs old, a native of Ubachima, Omuma, Oru West LGA.

He confessed to be a member of IPOB/ESN and made useful statements to the Police as regards to the recent attacks on Police stations as well as the residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma.

He further led operatives of the Command to the IPOB/ESN camp a Bush close to Njaba River, nine persons were arrested at the criminal hideout while planning another attack, assorted charms were recovered from them.

However, two (2) out of the nine arrested in the hideout, CHINEDU NWAKAIRE “M” aka ONE DOOR, 48 yrs old UZOAMAKA UGOANYANWU “M”, (their native Doctor) 40 yrs old, were identified to be part of the hoodlums that attacked the private residence of Gov. Hope Uzodinma and also some Police stations as well, they confessed to the crime, and also stated their roles during the operations.

Furthermore, the CP used the opportunity to reiterate the call on members of the IPOB/ESN, or any other criminal syndicate operating in the state especially those who stole Police arms and ammunitions to voluntarily surrender themselves to enable them to get “soft landing”, or they will be arrested face the full wrath of the law, as the Command will do everything possible to rid Imo state of crime and criminality.

SP Bala Elkana ANIPR,
PPRO,
For: Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command