The Imo police command has arrested seven IPOB hoodlums at their shrine in Ubah Agwa in the Oguta LGA of Imo.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Micheal Abattam, told newsmen in Owerri, how the command’s tactical teams followed a tip off on May 18 to the shrine where the group’s herbalist fled earlier.
“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-off the area and tactically went into the den,” he said.
“The hoodlums on sighting the police operatives, attempted to escape only to discover that the whole escape routes had been saturated with police operatives hence, they were arrested.”
The oldest of the suspects is Nnadike Clifford, 72 while the youngest is Chukwuemeak Widom, 22.
The police said on searching the terror camp, the following items were recovered: one Toyota Camry car with registration number AKD 73 BF LAGOS, one live python, eight locally made Pistols, eighteen rounds of live cartridges, one Biafra flag, a pair of Police Carmouflage Uniform belonging to late Inspector Felicia Nwagbara, a female officer declared missing since 2017 by police authorities
While coming out of the terror camp, one of the suspects, Hycent Chimezie for the second time, attempted escaping and was maimed on the leg, the police spokesman said.
The police further said the suspects confessed to have murdered late Inspector Felicia Nwagbara who was the second wife to one of the suspects – Casmire Mgbugba.
The suspected hoodlums further stated that they were the manufacturers of the locally made guns recovered from them, which they also sell to robbers and kidnappers.