- IPOB members arrested for burning police station at Ajali
- Arrest came at a time Nnamdi Kanu warned FG
Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested in Anambra State for allegedly attacking, burning police station
InfoemdiaNG gathered that the IPOB members allegedly attacked and burnt a police station in Ajali, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State have been arrested.
T the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mustapha Dandaura, who paraded the men on Monday, April 1, 2019 said the suspects were nabbed by the Command’s Special Anti-robbery Squad after “An aggressive manhunt of perpetrators”.
“On February 15, 2018 at about 2:00a.m., hoodlums suspected to be IPOB members attacked Ajali Division, burnt down the station, three police patrol vehicles and other exhibits.
“The suspects equally carted away three AK 47 rifles from the division armoury and injured the Divisional Crime Officer who was on a visiting round.
“Following the incident, the Command’s Special Anti robbery Squad embarked on aggressive manhunt of perpetrators and arrested five of the suspects”.
He gave the names of those arrested as:
- Abuchi Nwogwu, 21,
- Okwudili Nwanne, 42,
- Maduabuchi Obi, 22,
- Chukwuedozie Orah, 30, and
- Ekechi Chukwuemeka, 30.
The police boss confirmed that the suspects all hailed from Ndikelionwu in Orumba North LGA of the state.
Dandaura said upon interrogation, the suspects took police operatives to their hideout wherein one of the AK 47 rifles with breech number KO 358792 was recovered, adding that the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.
The arrest is coming at a time a Federal High Court ordered the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed group.