Sunday, June 11

Nwokoye, 5 Others In Custody Over Attack On Police Operatives At Uzu Awka’s Palace

By Joseph Albert (Umunna TV)

The Anambra State Police Command says it has arrested six persons who attacked operatives of the command at the palace of Augustine Ndigwe, who has now been proscribed monarch of Awka.

Police operatives, on Saturday, reportedly stopped Ndigwe from holding new yam festival at his palace.

Anambra State government had in a press statement proscribed the monarch, threatening to sanction him if he continues impersonating the monarch.

But in a press release on Sunday, the state police command said it deployed operatives to the palace to forestall trouble, given that the community has been factionalized, adding that some persons known to be allies of the proscribed monarch, who attacked police operatives, were later arrested.

In a press release by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga said: “Today 11/9/2022 we wish to let the members of the public know especially Ndi Anambra that, the deployment of police operatives yesterday 10/9/2022 within the residence of Augustine Ndigwe in Awka, is to make sure there is no break down of law and order in Awka Community.

“Meanwhile, one Mr Nwokoye that led the attack on police officers is in custody with five others. The suspects have been transferred to State Criminal investigations department for investigations.

“The situation is being monitored and further development shall be communicated,” Ikenga said.

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