The Police Command Imo State has said it arrested four more suspects allegedly involved in an attack on the command’s headquarters in Owerri and Correctional Centre in Imo State.
SP Bala Elkana, ANIPR, Police Public Relations Officer, who made this known in a statement on Friday night said the suspects have been identified as Ojukwu Ukonu, Smith Amadokwa, Ikechukwu Okomah, and Ugbor Casmir Nnaemeka, all citizens of Imo State.
The PPRO said the suspects were arrested in a coded operation.
According to him, the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed.
“In continuation with the operations launched against criminal elements, who attacked the State Police Command Headquarters, Correctional Centre Owerri, the Governor’s hometown and other locations in Imo State, operatives of lmo State Police Command arrested four additional suspects alleged to have participated in the April 2021 attack.
“The suspects are; Ojukwu Ukonu ‘m’ 47 years old; Smith Amadokwa ‘m’ 45 years old; Ikechukwu Okomah ‘m’ 50 years old; and Ugbor Casmir Nnaemeka ‘m’ 49 years old, all citizens of Imo State.
“The arrest was effected on 27th May, 2021 at about 1630hours in a coded operation. This is in line with the directives of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc.
“One automatic pump action gun, one single barrel gun and seventeen live cartridges were recovered from the suspects. Investigation is ongoing.
“The Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc has directed that the suspects be charged to Court as soon as investigation is completed,” the statement said.
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Source: Nigerian Newspapers Online