8 IPOB/ESN Members Nabbed For Killing Policemen In Imo

Fri May 20th, 2022 - Imo

Imo State Police Command said it have arrested eight suspected IPOB/ESN terror gangs in connection with the murder of a police officer and recovered ammunition in Agwa community, Oguta local government area of the state.

This was made known through a release made available to LEADERSHIP Friday, which was signed by the police public relations officer, (PPRO) Michael Abattam.

He said, “Sequel to the receipt of credible information that the native doctor who prepares charms for fortifications against bullets and knives for members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network ( ESN ) and led in the attack and killing of a police officer in Agwa community has returned after fleeing the community.

“The Command’s Tactical Teams, on 18/5/2022 at about 0600 hours hastily mobilised and with the positive revelations made in course of interrogating the suspects earlier arrested in connection with the killing, the team was able to locate the criminal hideout in Ubah Agwa in Oguta LGA of Imo State and immediately cordoned area and tactical went into the den.”

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Imo State Police Command spokesperson, Michael Abattam said the seven gang members who included three siblings were arrested in Ubah Agwa in Oguta local government area on Wednesday during an early morning raid at their hideout.

The three siblings are Hycent Chimezie ‘m’ aged 30 years, Hycent Azunna ‘m’ aged 28 years, Hycent Ifesinachi ‘m’ aged 26 years, 72 years old Nnadike Clifford, Casmire Mgbugha ‘m’ aged 53 years, Hycent Chimobi ‘m’ aged 23 years, and Chukwuemeka Wisdom ‘m’ aged 22 years.

The slain policewoman was the second wife to Casmire Mgbugba, one of the suspects arrested. The public relations officer said amazingly, while coming out of the terror camp, one of the suspects, Hycent Chimezie for the second time, attempted escaping and was shot on the leg.




source: Leadership