The Imo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force says it has arrested a notorious native doctor that prepares charms for the members of Eastern Security Network (ESN) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) identified as 65-year-old Ezeugo Ordu.
Ordu a native of Ubachima, Omuma, Oru West LGA of the state was said to have been arrested by the State Command’s tactical teams through diligent and painstaking investigations.
In a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer SP Bala Elkana for the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro on Wednesday (today), also claimed that its personnel has equally arrested 9 suspects allegedly involved in the attack on the country home of the Governor of the State, Senator Hope Uzodinma
Elkana in the statement disclosed that Ordu upon arrest, confessed to be a member of IPOB/ESN, and made useful statements to the Police as regards to the recent attacks on Police stations as well as the residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma.
He was said to lead operatives of the Police Command to the IPOB/ESN camp in a bush close to Njaba River where nine persons were arrested at “the criminal hideout while planning another attack”, adding that assorted charms were recovered from them.
Two (2) out of the nine arrested in the hideout, identified as one Chinedu Nwakaire “M” aka ONE DOOR, 48-years-old and one Uzoamaka Ugoanyanwu “M”, (their native Doctor) 40-yrs-old were identified to be part of the hoodlums that reportedly attacked the private residence of Gov. Hope Uzodinma and some Police Stations as well.
Elkana claimed that the suspects confessed to the crime, and also stated their roles during the operations.
The Press Statement in full
IMO STATE POLICE COMMAND
9TH JUNE 2021
POLICE IN IMO HAVE ARRESTED THE NOTORIOUS NATIVE DOCTOR WHO PREPARE CHARMS FOR IPOB/ESN MEMBERS
NINE (9) SUSPECTS INVOLVED IN THE ATTACK OF THE COUNTRY HOME OF THE GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE WERE ALSO ARRESTED.
-CHINEDU NWAKIRE “M” (ONEDOOR) 48 YRS OLD
-UZOAMAKA UGOANYANWU (NATIVE DOCTOR) 40YRS OLD
In consonance with the mandate given to the operatives of the Command by IGP ALKALI BABA USMAN to fish out all criminal elements in the state and restore normalcy to the state as soon as feasible, and in tandem with the determination and directive of the Commissioner of Police Imo state CP Abutu Yaro,fdc.On the 8/6/21 at about 1630 hrs, Tactical teams of the Command through diligent and painstaking investigations, stormed Ukwuorji, Mbaitoli Local Government area, along Onitsha road , and arrested one EZEUGO ORDU “M” 65 yrs old, a native of Ubachima, Omuma, Oru West LGA.
He confessed to be a member of IPOB/ESN, and made useful statements to the Police as regards to the recent attacks on Police stations as well as the residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma.
He further led operatives of the Command to the IPOB/ESN camp a Bush close to Njaba River, nine persons were arrested at the criminal hideout while planning another attack, assorted charms were recovered from them.
However, two (2) out of the nine arrested in the hideout, CHINEDU NWAKAIRE “M” aka ONE DOOR, 48 yrs old UZOAMAKA UGOANYANWU “M”, (their native Doctor) 40 yrs old, were identified to be part of the hoodlums that attacked the private residence of Gov. Hope Uzodinma and also some Police stations as well, they confessed to the crime, and also stated their roles during the operations.
Furthermore, the CP used the opportunity to reiterate the call on members of the IPOB/ESN, or any other criminal syndicate operating in the state especially those who stole Police arms and ammunitions to voluntarily surrender themselves to enable them get “soft landing”, or they will be arrested face the full wrath of the law, as the Command will do everything possible to rid Imo state of crime and criminality.
SP Bala Elkana ANIPR,
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