The Imo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of four more persons for allegedly involved in the attack on the state police command’s headquarters and Correctional Centre in Owerri weeks ago.
The force revealed names of the suspects as Ojukwu Ukonu, Smith Amadokwa, Ikechukwu Okomah, and Ugbor CCasimirNnaemeka, all residents of the state.
Confirming the development in a statement made available to newsmen by him on Friday night, SP Bala Elkana, ANIPR, Public Relations Officer of the force in the state, said the suspects were arrested in a coded operation.
Elkana further said that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed.
The statement read: “In continuation with the operations launched against criminal elements, who attacked the State Police Command Headquarters, Correctional Centre Owerri, the Governor’s hometown and other locations in Imo State, operatives of 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. This is in line with the directives of the inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, FDC
“One automatic pump action gun, one single barrel gun and seventeen live cartridges were recovered from the suspects. the investigation is ongoing.
“The Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, FDC has directed that the suspects be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed,” the statement added.