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Imo Police Parade 14 Suspects For Murder, Deploys 3500 For Xmas



Information reaching us from Imo state police command, through the office of the command’s police public relations officer, Sp Ikeokwu Godson Orlando, has it that, the command under the leadership   of the Imo state commissioner of police, Cp Isaac Akinmoyede, last Friday 10th of December 2020 paraded fourteen criminal suspects for various crimes, ranging from murder, armed robbery, Kidnap, unlawful possession of firearms and other crime

Parading the suspects, assured Imolites that the command in collaboration with all the security agencies in the state remains in control of the security situation in the state despite the temporary setback caused to be the END SARS, which was hijacked by hoodlums and wasted many lives,  Adding that, adequate arrangements have been to in place for a peaceful yuletide period, as such a total of Three Thousand Five Hundred (3500) policemen shall be deployed for the yuletide operations, he, therefore, urged Imolites to feel free to celebrate as the command remains in the business of protecting lives and properties of Imolites

According to the information, on  30th November 2020 at about 2145hrs, operatives of the IGP Special Task Force on Petroleum/Illegal Bunkering attached to Imo State Command while on duty at Amala, Ngor Okpala nipping point, accosted four young men on two motorcycles. While being questioned by the Policemen, they took to their heels and were subsequently chased. In the process, one of the hoodlums one Mathew Ndubueze ‘m’ aged 25yrs of Otulu in Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA of Imo State was arrested.

Even as he maintained that , Sequel to the above, he directed the transfer of the case to the Command Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU). Upon receipt of the case, the Unit swung into action and on 3/12/2020, the operatives arrested one Onyeka Ogueri  of Umuoparaodu, Abaeke in Ihitte Uboma LGA, Obinna Onyetuge,  of Obodo Amaimo in Ikeduru LGA, Benjamin Emmanso of Amaeke Inyishi in Ikeduru LGA, all of Imo State and Bright Wele ‘m’ 26yrs of Ozoagba in Obiakpo LGA, Rivers State. At the point of arrest, the following weapons were recovered from them: Two (2) AK47 Riffle Nos. 04419 and 3H6100, One (1) Locally Made Pistol, Seventy Seven (77) Rounds of 7.62 mm live ammunition and Six (6) AK47 Magazines.adding they confessed to be on their way to River state for robbery operation.

Cp Akinmoyede said , Sequel to the killing of the outlawed Johnson Igwe aka ‘Don Wanny’ in Rivers State by the Joint Task Force, some members of his gang fled to neighboring states including Imo State. In response to his  directive to rid Imo State of all forms of crimes and mop-up illegal firearms in circulation, operatives of the Command at Umuanunu, Obinze in Owerri West LGA, arrested  a notorious kidnapper/armed robber, Uche UYANA AKA ‘Onye Army’ 33yrs old, a native of Umudike Egbema in Ohaji/Egbema LGA, Imo State.

Pointing out that, preliminary investigation revealed that he is a strong member of the late Don Wanny gang and was responsible for the killing of two soldiers attached to 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, sometime in March 2019, during an operation. Recovered from him are LAR Rifle with 26 rounds of live ammunition, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) with One Hundred Rounds (100) of 0.9mm live ammunition (in chains), and Fourteen (14) AK47 magazines. He confessed to being the armorer of the gang.

He further disclosed that, on the 8th of November 2020 at about 0700hrs, a four-man kidnap gang operating in a Toyota Corolla car with Reg. No. AB 803 ABB, invaded Eziudo in Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA and kidnapped one Lolo Cecilia Iloh. While escaping with their victim who was bundled into the trunk of their car, the victim raised an alarm which attracted the attention of the neighbors. As a result, the villagers gave the hoodlums a hot chase which led to their abandoning the victim and their Toyota Corolla car while fleeing. Consequently, one Opara Reginald of Ibeku Okwuato in Aboh Mbaise LGA of Imo State was arrested and handed over to the Police. On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and made a useful statement. Investigation is ongoing.

The Imo police boss also revealed that, on 24th of February 2020, a two man gang of armed robbers tricked one Raphael UGWU ‘m’, a commercial bus driver with his DAIHATSU Mini Bus with Reg. No. BKL 124 ZJ to a lonely road along Owerri/Onitsha Road under the guise of chattering him and on gun point dispossessed him of the said vehicle. On receipt of the information, the tactical units were mandated to recover the vehicle and possibly arrest the hoodlums. Furthermore, incident report was sent to various commands seeking collaborative efforts in the recovery of the vehicle.

Adding that on  30th of June 2020, one Omereonye Chinemerem  of Umudibia Akatta Ubamma in Obigbo LGA of Rivers State, was arrested at Amasoma in Bayelsa State by operatives of Operation Puff Adder and handed over to Imo State Police Command on 17th Novermber 2020.

On 26/11/2020 at about 1300hrs, information was received that a gang of armed robbers terrorizing Owerri/Umuaka/Orlu Road and its environs was hibernating and planning their criminal expedition in an isolated house at Okwudor in Njaba LGA. On receipt of the information, operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit in synergy with other tactical teams stormed their criminal hideout and arrested one Chibueze Denis ‘m’ of the same address. He confessed to series of armed robbery operations and volunteered statement.

Also paraded is a  suspect Godswill Amaefula  a serial kidnapper/Armed Robbery suspect who featured prominently in series of kidnapping/Armed Robbery cases within Imo,  Abia and Rivers State. He escaped from operatives during an encounter which led to the arrest of his members on 8th June 2020. He was among the gang that kidnapped and robbed some persons at different locations and dates within the state.

According to Cp Akinmoyede , on crack down of his gang, he escaped and sojourn in his home town Afougiri Umuevu Okpula Umuahia North L.G.A Abia State from where he sneaked into Owerri on 24th Novermber 2020 to procure AK47 rifle for a planned kidnap of the Director of 11:45 Hotel and Suites. Through credible intelligence the  suspect was arrested and he confessed to have participated in various kidnapping and robbery operations in Imo State. Adding that, the suspect stated that his reason for sourcing for arms was because their arms were seized by Policemen during one of their operations at Umuokpo Emeabiam Owerri West L.G.A Imo State.

The state police commissioner, further informed that,  on  15th of Novermber 2020,  one Victor Ehirim and Chika Godstime through a phone call lured one Obinali Arinze  and Igboecheonwu Timothy to Nwaorieubi, Mbaitoli LGA, Imo State, under the guise of giving them a building contract. On getting to Nwaorieubi, Mbaitoli LGA, an unknown motor cyclist surfaced and took them to a lonely road where they were abducted. They were kept hostage in a forest, dispossessed of their GSM handset and First Bank ATM Cards, the hoodlums used the victim’s ATM Cards to siphon the funds in their accounts. However, the hoodlums later called for ransom of Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00).

Accoding to Cp Akinmoyede ,on receipt of the information, operatives of Anti-Kidnapping Unit swung into action and on 2nd December 2020, through credible intelligence, stormed the kidnappers hideout at Izombe, Oguta L.G.A, Imo State and arrested Victor Ehirim aged  of Ejemekuru, Oguta L.G.A, Imo State, Chika Gogstime aged of Umuasua, Isuikwuato, L.G.A Abia State, (Arinze Onwuegbuchu of Izombe Oguta L.G.A Imo State). They confessed to the crime and led operatives to arrest the criminal receiver of the stolen items, one Arinze Onwuegbuchu of same address. Investigation is ongoing.

He also disclosed that, on 8th of December 2020 about 1400hrs, one Eugene Madufor  of Umuechem Elelem, Ngor Okpala in Imo State, reported that on same date about 1030hrs, he received an anonymous phone call,  The caller who introduced himself as a member of IYC Boys Ulakwo, informing him that his junior brother, one Wisdom Eke of same address has been kidnapped, and thereby demanding a ransom of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000). On receipt of the information, Operatives of the Divisional Police Headquarters, Agballa, swiftly swung into action, upon diligent investigation, stormed the hideout of the kidnappers and one Opara Ikechukwuf Umovum Ulakwo was arrested, while the victim was rescued unhurt. Case has been transferred to Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Command for further investigation. Efforts are in progress to arrest other fleeing suspected members of the gang.

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17-Year-Old Girl Loses Her Life to Woman For Accepting Husband’s Proposal



Police command in Kano has affirmed the arrest of a 20-year-old housewife, Suwaiba Shuaibu, for purportedly stabbing one Aisha Kabir to death few days to her wedding.

Aisha was said to have accepted a proposal for union with Malam Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, the spouse of the suspect, before her abhorrent homicide by her to-be co-wife on January 1 at Gimawa village, Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State.

The spokesman, Kano police command, DSP Abdullahion Haruna Kiyawa, who affirmed the incident in a statement issued early Tuesday, said the deceased was pronounced missing on January 1st and her corpse was found the next day in an uncompleted building within her neighbourhood.

According to the statement; “On 02/01/2021, at about 1030hrs, a complaint was received from one Kabiru Jafaru, ‘m,’ of Gimawa Village, Doguwa LGA of Kano State, that the body of his 17-year-old daughter, Aisha Kabir, ‘f,’ who got missing on 01/01/2021 was found in an uncompleted building in their area of residence.

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“The complainant said the casualty was suspected to have been stabbed on her neck by her killer(s).

“After getting the grievance, the scene was visited and the body was evacuated to Tudun Wada General Hospital for assessment by a Medical Doctor.

“The Commissioner of Police Kano State Command, CP Habu A. Sani, psc further raised and instructed a team of detectives, led by Divisional Police Officer Doguwa, CSP Bala Shuaibu, to capture the culprit(s).

“The team promptly got the ball rolling and apprehended one Suwaiba Shuaibu, ‘f,’ 20 years old, of the same address with the complainant, who is a second wife to one Shahrehu Alhaji Ali, ‘m,’ also of a similar location.

“Investigations revealed the deceased and the husband of the suspect have been in proposed relationship for over six years and they were to tie the nuptial knot on 9th January, 2021.

Kiyawa said during interrogation, the suspect uninhibitedly admitted that; “she had called the casualty on phone, tricked and lured her to an uncompleted building in their neighborhood where she used a sharp knife to stab her on her neck, chest and other parts of her body.

“She revealed she murdered the victim out of jealousy, because her husband proposed to wed her.”

He said the case has been transferred to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Homicide Section, for discrete investigation, adding that the suspect will be charged to court once the investigation is completed.

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55-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Jos



The police in Plateau state have arrested a 55-year-old man, Abdulhamid Sale, pictured above for allegedly raping seven teenagers in Bukuru community of Jos South local government area.

A youth leader in the community, Aliyu Hassan, said the suspect was arrested after one of the mothers of his victim reported the matter to members of the vigilante group in the community.

“The arrest of the suspect came after a report by a mother to one of the victims to the vigilante group in the area that she saw her daughter with a phone and felt that something was wrong.

After a thorough investigation, we found out that the phone was given to the girl by the said Abdulhamid Sale, and further checks revealed that he raped seven girls, mostly 13 years old in Kugiya area of Bukuru, who are mostly hawkers, by luring them with as little as 50 Naira, and small Tecno Phones”Aliyu said

Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, said the suspect is in the custody of the police and would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the matter is concluded.

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Murdered Mother Of Mbaise Youth Seeks Police Intervention, Accuses Endtime Pastor, Others Of Act



Mrs. Rosslyn Onuachu, mother of a slained Mbaise youth late Chika Onuachu who was allegedly kidnapped and murdered by alleged youths of Umuasonye in Umuariam Obowo on Dec. 25 has called on Imo Police Command to arrest suspected killers of her son and bring them to book.

Recall that late Chika Onuachu, an indigene of Okpuala Itu Aguneze Mbaise was allegedly kidnapped and murdered in Obowo by alleged youths of Umuasonye Obowo, while his lifeless body was found in a bush.

Speaking to journalists on the issue, Onuachu told journalists that a Pastor of “End Time Church” in Aguneze Pst. Paul Anyanwu who is now at large allegedly invited his twin brother and other youths from Umuasonye to attack her son.

She said trouble started when the Pastor and her son had misunderstanding over access road leading to the Pastor’s church and the pastor threatened to kill him.

“The pastor use our land to create access road to his church without consulting us and when my son approached him on the issue, he carried out serious threat against my son.

“On Dec. 25, 2020 the pastor who is from Umuasonye Umuariam but reside in Aguneze, invited his twin brother and other youths of Umuasonye, who came and whisked my son away and allegedly murdered him in Obowo.

She said the pastor fled the area on getting the news of the death of her son, while the matter was reported to a nearby police station in Mbaise.

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She cried to the Commissioner of Police in Imo and other human right group to help fight the battle and bring killers of his son to book.

She said “I cry for help, I seek justice, he is my only son and bread winner of my family. He was the one taking care of my poor health condition”, she spoke in tears.

Meanwhile, police has been advised not to sweep the matter under the carpet, but to ensure that the alleged Umuasonye youth who carried out the dastardly act should be brought to book.

An indigene of Obowo who spoke on condition of anonymity, told journalists that the youths have been terrorizing the entire LGA with a guise of being a youth body.

He said the youths are responsible for the recent vandalization of a transformer in Umuariam and the issue went viral on social media.

It will be recalled that the same Umuasonye Youths on December 2020 staged a malicious protest against a prominent indigene of Obowo Prince Josua Onyemauche over unfounded allegations.

However, Imo police dismissed the allegations against Prince Josua Onyemauche discribing it as frivolous.

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The youths are currently standing a defamatory charge at Ihitte-Uboma High Court on Suit No: HME 61 2020 between Prince Josua Onyemauche plaintiff and Chijioke Onumaeme, Onwuka Uchenna, Anosike Ikechukwu and Anyawu Okechukwu.

Others in the suit are Chijioke Eche, Anorom Hycient, Osuagwu Emeka, Odinaka Mmakwu and Ekezie Ben.

Meanwhile, confirming the report the Imo police PPRO, Orlando Ikoku said that the matter has officially been reported adding that police has commenced investigations.

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