The Police Command in Anambra state said it has arrested five suspects in connection with the attack on a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.
Unknown gunmen has earlier attacked Soludo, a professor of econometrics and an aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State during a meeting with youths at Isuofia community. It was gathered the gunmen stormed the area and opened fire killing three of his security aides.
The state Police Public Relations Officer Mr. Toochukwu Ikenga, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, disclosed in a statement on that five suspects had been arrested following an explicit investigation. He gave their names as, Mbah Victor (30) John Olisakwe (21). Chigozie Omeh (20) and Emmanuel Nnobi (28).
According to him, “The suspects confessed to have actively taken part in the attack and subsequent abduction of the Commissioner for Public and Utilities, Engr Emeka Ezenwanne, who the command is working assiduously.
He stated that one of the suspects left his phone at the scene of the crime and was found when the state commissioner of Police Mr. Monday Kuryas visited the scene. He added that the suspect was trailed and arrested leading to the arrest of the other four.
Consequently efforts are still ongoing to apprehend other fleeing accomplices, unravel the circumstances surrounding the incidence and bring perpetrators book”.
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Monday Kuryas has reiterated his commitment towards ensuring the safety and security of the people.
Tochukwu urged the public not to relent in providing useful information that would assist the command to fight all forms of criminality in the state.
The state CP while condemning the ugly act, commiserates with the family and friends of the officers who paid the supreme price. He further ordered the immediate launch of a tacit investigation to unravel the mystery behind the incident as well as bring perpetrators of the barbaric act to book.