Monday, June 5

18-Year-Old Suspect, Seven Others Arrested Over Imo Police Attack

By Joseph Albert (Umunna TV)

For allegedly attacking Agwa Divisional Police Headquarters in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, eight people, including an 18-year-old boy have been arrested.

Gunmen had on Saturday stormed the facility, killing no fewer than four police officers and burning down parts of the police station.

But two days later, the Imo State Police Command identified the teenage suspect as Obioma Chibuike from the Agwa community.

Other suspects whose ages range from 19 to 52 years are Achazie Chidiebere, Onyedikachi Nwadike, Anayo Onyemere, Ifeanyi Mboyi, Chukwudi Onyeausi, Obodo Promise and Ifeobu Ebubechi.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mike Abattam, in a statement, said the Command’s tactical teams acting on credible intelligence raided some identified criminal hideouts located between Agwa and Izombe communities in Oguta Local Government Area, where the hoodlums engaged police operatives in a gun duel, adding that due to the superior firepower of the operatives, some of the suspects escaped, while eight of the hoodlums were arrested.

Items recovered from the hoodlums include one pump action gun, two locally made guns, six cutlasses, one Biafran flag, eight live cartridges, eight expended cartridges and one masquerade apparel.

The police spokesman appealed to indigenes of the state to make policing a collective responsibility and also join hands with the Command and other security agencies in the fight against criminalities by reporting any suspicious activities around their neighbourhoods to the nearest police station.

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