According to the Imo State Police Command, a 65-year-old native doctor from Ubachima, Omuma, Oru West LGA was detained on Tuesday for allegedly preparing charms for members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra and Eastern Security Network, ESN.
According to the police, he admitted to being a member of IPOB/ESN and provided useful information about the recent assault on police stations and Governor Hope Uzodinma’s mansion.
According to a statement by the Command’s PPRO, SP Bala Elkana, “the tactical teams of the Command seized Ezeugo who Ordu led operatives of the Command to the IPOB/ESN camp a Bush adjacent to the Njaba River where nine persons were captured at the criminal hideout.”
Assorted charms were seized from them, he claimed they were plotting another attack.
“However, two (2) out of the nine arrested in the hideout, CHINEDU NWAKAIRE “M” aka ONE DOOR, 48 yrs old, and UZOAMAKA UGOANYANWU “M”, (their native Doctor) 40 yrs old, were identified to be part of the hoodlums who attacked Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s private residence as well as some Police stations, they confessed to the crime, and also stated their roles during the operation.
“Furthermore, the CP used the opportunity to reiterate the call on members of the IPOB/ESN, or any other criminal syndicate operating in the state, particularly those who stole Police arms and ammunitions, to voluntarily surrender themselves so that they can get a “soft landing,” or they will be arrested and face the full wrath of the law, as the Command will do everything possible to rid Imo state of crime.”