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Published On: Wed, Apr 17th, 2019

Police arrest suspected IPOB members, recover firearms in Delta

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From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

The police detectives attached to Delta State Police Command on Tuesday at about 10015hrs arrested some members of outlawed IPOB group in their large numbers armed with guns, dagger knives, fuel and other dangerous weapons invaded and attacked ‘A’ Division Police Station, Asaba.
In a statement issued and signed by the Acting Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Chucks Oriewezele a copy made available to our correspondent in Asaba said that the suspects in their desperate bid to raze down the station, the hoodlums attacked and opened fire at the Police men for resisting them.
The statement said the Policemen led by the DPO promptly replied fire forcing the hoodlums to beat a retreat. During the melee, four members of the group were arrested namely, Nwafor Ifeanyi (M) aged 33years, Ifeanyi Nwafor (M), Arinze Orji (M) aged 21 and one Ekene Otakpo, who sustained gun injury and presently receiving treatment at Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.
According to the statement, items recovered from the arrested suspects includes; one pump action gun with four (4) hire cartridges and two (2) expended cartridges, assorted suspected criminal charms, four (4) dagger knives, Four (4) IPOB flags, plat cards bearing referendum referendum, Asaba get ready for your referendum today and ten (10) litres of petrol.
It said on preliminary investigation suspects admitted being members of IPOB. Suspects and exhibits handed over to State CIID for investigation.

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