By Ese Awhotu with agency report
The Police in Anambra State yesterday paraded five members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra suspected to have attacked and burnt a police station in Ajali, Orumba North Local Government Area of the State.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mustapha Dandaura while parading the IPOB members at the command’s headquarters in Anambra, said the suspects were nabbed by the Command’s Special Anti-robbery Squad after “An aggressive manhunt of perpetrators”.
He disclosed that, “On February 15, 2018 at about 2:00a.m., hoodlums suspected to be IPOB members attacked Ajali Division, burnt down the station, three police patrol vehicles and other exhibits.
“The suspects equally carted away three AK 47 rifles from the division armoury and injured the Divisional Crime Officer who was on a visiting round.
“Following the incident, the Command’s Special Anti robbery Squad embarked on aggressive manhunt of perpetrators and arrested five of the suspects”.
The CP gave the names of those arrested as Abuchi Nwogwu, 21, Okwudili Nwanne, 42, Maduabuchi Obi, 22, Chukwuedozie Orah, 30, and Ekechi Chukwuemeka, 30.
He said all of them hailed from Ndikelionwu in Orumba North LGA of the state.
The CP explained that, upon interrogation, the suspects took police operatives to their hideout wherein one of the AK 47 rifles with breech number KO 358792 was recovered, adding that the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.