By Nwanosike Onu, Awka
Anambra State Police command Wednesday wept over the killing of 4 of it’s members and burning of 11 Police Stations by the Hoodlums.
In the course of the mayhem, two Divisional Police Officers DPOs within the state had been killed, whereas an Inspector of Police was beheaded and his physique burnt.
In consequence, 17 suspects from Anambra, Abia and Ebonyi states have been arrested by the command in respect to the arson and killings, whereas some arms have equally been recovered.
Parading the suspects Wednesday on the Police headquarters in Amawbia, the Commissioner of Police, John Abang mentioned the command was nonetheless in manhunt for the opposite fleeing suspects.
He mentioned those that had been concerned in by hook or by crook in the course of the mayhem in Anambra State should face the music.
Based on Abang, “It’s now widespread information that hoodlums appearing below the guise of “ENDSARS” protest attacked Police Stations in some elements of the State which resulted into lack of lives, looting and wanton destruction of properties.
“The hoodlums set ablaze eleven (11) Police Stations; burnt over twenty (20) autos together with patrol & exhibit autos and an Armoured Personnel Service (APC).
“In addition they vandalized six (6) different Police Stations and carted away bikes saved as reveals. The Police additionally misplaced some rifles in the course of the assaults.
“In the midst of these heinous acts, the hoodlums murdered 4 (4) Cops together with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Osumenyi Division, CSP Akpan Joseph, ASP Agu Micheal, the Station Officer (SO), Osumenyi Division and a younger PC Udegbunam Sunday Celestine leaving two (2) others injured.
“Of their state of callousness, the hoodlums additionally murdered and beheaded Insp John Oche hooked up to the Anti- Cult Unit and burnt his physique to ashes parading the streets with the deceased policeman’s head.
“Along with attacking Police formations, different Authorities and personal amenities such because the Income Home, Ocha Brigade workplace and personal Vehicles loaded with items had been attacked and priceless properties looted.
Regardless of concerted efforts by the hoodlums to create a state of lawlessness within the State, the Command stood its floor and repelled their assaults in numerous formations reminiscent of Space Command Onitsha, Ogidi, Awada, CPS Onitsha, Inland city and ‘B’ Divisions.
In the meantime, in the midst of the decisive motion by the Police, the next suspects had been arrested in reference to the incidents with a number of reveals together with one pump motion,one Axe,three cutlass,one smoke grenade and a few portions of dry leaves suspected to be hashish sativa.
“One (1) AK47 Rifle stolen from Ogbunike Division has been recovered by operatives of the Command.
He talked about the suspects Matthew Vincent (29) Ebonyi State,Aguonu chinedu Victor ( 24) from Nnewi,Ezenagwu Ekene (32 ) from Awka ,Chukwuebuka Obianefo (36 ) from Ihiala and Okonkwo Stanley ( 37) from Abia State.
Others had been, Obumneme Omezuluike (30) from Abia, Onyiuke Odinaka Izuchukwu (26 ) from Njikoka , Chukwuweike Enweozo (30) from Onitsha ,Chibuzo Otiaba (22 ) Njikoka and Ebuka Nkwoego (26) from Ebonyi.
Additionally, Emmanuel Okafor ( 21 ) Anambra East ,
Kelechi Onyekwere (34) Abia ,Onyeka Egbemadu (23 ) Ihiala ,Samson Okoli ( 23) Ihiala ,Ugochukwu Nwagboso ( 38 ) Ihiala Nwankpa Ejike (26 ) Ebonyi and,
Nwankpa Izuchukwu from Ebonyi
Abang additional mentioned, that Investigation was ongoing including that efforts had been being intensified to apprehend different fleeing suspects in an effort to convey them to e book.
Nonetheless, he counseled the patriotic Youths, Conventional and Neighborhood leaders, vigilance teams, sister companies and residents of Anambra State who based on him, contributed immensely to the general successes recorded by the Command in calming the state of affairs
He mentioned, “I wish to reiterate my appreciation to his Excellency, the Government Governor of Anambra State, Chief (Dr.) Willie M. Obiano for his invaluable assist to the legislation enforcement companies within the State.
” I additionally encourage the nice folks of Anambra State to be safety acutely aware always; and report any unusual behaviour or suspicious actions to the closest Police Station.”