The Imo State Police Command on Friday, May 28, arrested four more persons suspected to have participated in vicious attacks on its headquarters and the Nigerian Correctional Service in Owerri.
The command also recovered two firearms with cartridges from the suspects.
The police spokesman in the state, Bala Elkana confirmed the arrest and recovery in a statement dated May 28.
He gave the names of the suspects as Ojukwu Ukonu, Smith Amadokwa, Ikechukwu Okomah and Ugbor Casmir Nnaemeka, all indigenes of Imo State.
Elkana said the suspects were rounded up in a coded operation aimed at taking the battle to the den of hoodlums thereby making it difficult for them to access the public space.
“In continuation with the operations launched against criminal elements, especially hoodlums who attacked the State Police Command Headquarters, Correctional Centre Owerri, the Governor’s hometown and other locations in Imo State, operatives of the lmo State Police Command arrested four additional suspects alleged to have participated in the April, 2021 attack.“The suspects are; Ojukwu Ukonu ‘m’ 47 years old; Smith Amadokwa ‘m’ 45 years old; Ikechukwu Okomah ‘m’ 50 years old; and Ugbor Casmir Nnaemeka ‘m’ 49 years old, all citizens of Imo State.“The arrest was effected on 27th May, 2021 at about 1630hours in a coded operation. The strategy is focused on taking the battle to the den of the hoodlums, making it difficult for them to access the public space. This is in line with the directives of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.“One automatic pump action gun, one single barrel gun and seventeen live cartridges were recovered from the suspects. Investigation is ongoing”.
According to Elkana, the Commissioner of Police Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, has directed that the suspects be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.