By: Okosun Dennis
Imo State Police Command has arrested a native doctor who prepares charms for fighters of Eastern Security Network (ESN) in the state.
Also arrested are nine other suspects who allegedly participated in the attack on the country home of the Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma.
Confirming the arrest, the Imo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Bala Elkana said the police have lived up to 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.
According to him, the 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 years old, a native of Ubachima, Omuma, Oru West Local Government Area on the 8th June, 2021 about 1630 hours.
“The suspect has 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 out of the nine arrested in the hideout, CHINEDU NWAKAIRE “M” aka ONE DOOR, 48 years old UZOAMAKA UGOANYANWU “M”, (thier native Doctor) 40 years 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 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.