Five-man gang hoodlums have reportedly being arrested by the Imo State Police Command for launching attack on the reconstruction site of Orji Police Station in Owerri, Imo State.
Orji Police Station was razed down by hoodlums during 2020 #EndSARS protest that grounded the economy of Imo State And Nigeria at large in October last year.
Spokesman of the command, Bala Elkana, disclosed to journalists on Tuesday that Chigaemezu Sabastine, Casmir Ibe, John Chinonso, Chukwudi Okoro and Alozie Daberechi were behind the attack on Orji Police Station.
According to him, the hoodlums sighted the re-establishment of a functional police station as a threat that may prevent them from carrying out their nefarious acts in the area, hence invaded the site.
The State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, led an enforcement team to access the level of damage after which five suspects were arrested.
The statement read, “On 25th May 2021 at about 1302hours, some hoodlums in their numbers launched an offensive on the reconstruction site of Orji Divisional Headquarters which was earlier burnt by hoodlums during the EndSARS protest in 2020. A philanthropist contracted the reconstruction project.
“The hoodlums, who believed that re-establishment of a functional police station may prevent them from carrying out their nefarious acts in Orji and environs, decided to invade the construction site.
“Before the arrival of reinforcement team, the hoodlums melted into the neighbouring township’s area but abandoned their operational vehicles. The Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc personally led an enforcement team to the scene.”
It said that “no life was lost”.
“Three vehicles were recovered,” it added.
Disclaimer: infonte9ja.com shall not be liable to Opinions, Articles or Features that doesn't emanate from any of its staff and management. We also wish to reiterate that such personal or sponsored opinion, article or feature does not reflect the views of the publishers of infonet9ja.com, but the writer's
For publication of your news content, articles, videos or any other news worthy materials, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org | For Advert and other info, you can call 09061217047 or send a WhatsApp Message to 09061217047
“Meanwhile, a mop-up operation is ongoing to arrest more suspects and recover their firearms.”