In Anambra State, police apprehended three suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, they were apprehended on Wednesday at 7:50 p.m. by operatives from Forward Operating Base (FOB) Aguata who were on a stop-and-search duty at the Afor Nnobi road intersection.
He claimed that when police officers on duty flagged them down, the suspects refused to stop and instead began shooting sporadically to avoid police screening.
The suspects were named as Chinonso Offor, an Enugu State native who lives in Ekwulba; Hyicent Ugwuike, a Nsukka native who lives in Onitsha; and Samuel Sunday Akpan, an Akwa-Ibom native who lives in Isuochi, Abia State.
“While other gang members escaped the scene, the suspects now in custody, confessed to being members of the outlawed ESN/IPOB groups and mentioned the various camps/criminal hideouts where they operate. Efforts are already on top gear to arrest other fleeing gang members,” the CP said.
Similarly, the Command paraded Emeh Nnamdi Daniel, a 26-year-old youth corps member serving in the police command.
On February 20, the command designated the corps member sought on suspicion of illegal possession of guns, money laundering, defamation of reputation, fraud, and impersonation.
“We also want to use this opportunity to let you know the suspect is in custody. The suspect, Nnamdi Emeh, fled the country to the Benin Republic before he was arrested by ‘INTERPOL’ operatives.
“The suspect also hacked into one Mr Chibuike Martins Ekwueme’s accounts and fraudulently transferred a total sum of N47 million into 14 different accounts owned by him, Nnamdi E. The case is already before the federal high court,” Echeng stated.
He emphasized that the Command will continue to evolve initiatives, including as strengthening operational positioning and engaging with community leaders, youths, and other stakeholders for inclusive community policing, while he is in charge.
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