Raphael Ede, Enugu
Police in Enugu State have paraded 11 people, including two persons suspected to have carried out the April 29 bomb attack on the residence of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo.
Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed, during the parade at the state police headquarters, yesterday, disclosed that the bomb attack on Nwodo’s house was carried out by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He said the two suspects, including Ekene Okechukwu, who is from Ubahu Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State and Alagba Gabriel, from Mgbo, in Ohaukwu council of Ebonyi State, were arrested through intelligence.
They were said to have, after the bomb attack, sent threat messages to Nwodo’s mobile phone.
Danmallam said Ekene was arrested on June 6, at New Haven axis of Enugu while Alagba was arrested on June 14, at Okokomaiko, a suburb in Lagos.
The police commissioner also paraded a Deputy Superintendent of Prisons, Collins Ugwu, a serving prison officer at the Headquarters of Nigerian Prison Service, Abuja, alongside his gang members; one Ifeanyi Ozor and Osetu Smart for alleged conspiracy, armed robbery and stealing.
He said Ugwu was the leader of a gang that specialises in monitoring bank customers who make withdrawals and trail them to a point where they smartly force the door or smash the windscreen to steal the money.
“The gang also buys goods from traders and generate fake payment alert to the owner of the goods.”
The commissioner also paraded one Michael Anthony from Amachara Mpu, in Aninri council for alleged rape and murder.
He said the suspect was on May 13, 2018 raped an 18-year-old Miss Ifunanya Ugwu, an SS-2 student and strangled her to death to cover his crime.
“The suspect, however, abandoned the lifeless body of the victim inside the bush and escaped before he was arrested by operatives of the Aninri police division,” he said.
One Nzube Owunna from Abia State, Eze Ikechukwu and Amagi Elijah from Ebonyi State were paraded for conspiracy, burglary/stealing and armed robbery.
The commissioner said they were arrested on Tuesday.