Imo State Police Command has arrested five people suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenious People of Biafra (IPOB) over the alleged killing of a Police Sergeant, Mr Joseph Nwaka.
This is contained in a release signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, and made available to Newsmen in Owerri on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
SP Ikeokwu said the suspects were arrested in Isu Local Government Area of the State by the Anti-Kidnapping unit and other tactical teams of the Command.
He added that an AK 47 rifle and 15 Rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.
Other items recovered were four locally fabricated weapons, six live cartridges and a large quantity of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
He noted that the killers of Sergeant Nwaka who, until his recent death, was attached to the Command’s Department of Operations, made away with his AK 47 rifle.
According to Imo Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, one of the suspects, Onyekachi Mmadufor confessed to being a member of the IPOB who, along with his cohorts carried out attacks and killings of police and other security personnel.