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Imo Police rescue kidnaped victim as Uzodinma issues N105m cheques to families of dead officers

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The Imo state police command under the able leadership of CP. Abutu Yaro, on the 5th of July 2021, rescued Mr. Uzondu Kaka, a 46 years old man from  Umunuma Okohia in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo state , from the hands of unknown gunmen, who kidnapped him on the 1st of July 2021 .

 This information was contained in a press release from the office of the command’s police public relations officer, CSP. Mike Abattam.

According to the release, following information received that, on the 1st of July 2021 , one Uzondu kaka ,  age 46 years, a native of Umunuma Okohia Isiala Mbano Local Government Area  of Imo State, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen operating in a blue coloured Four Runner SUV vehicle without registration number, who trailed and kidnapped him at the entrance of his house in Umunuma Okohia Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo State and took him to an unknown destination.

He further disclosed that, on receipt of this information on 5th of July 2021, the command tactical teams after gathering technical intelligence was able to trace the location where the Kidnappers used as their Den in the forest at Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State. 

Pointing out that, the Hoodlums on sighting the tactical teams engaged them in a gun duel and in the process one of the suspect was neutralized , while others escaped with gunshot wounds and the victim was rescued unhurt.

He noted that, one of the operatives of the tactical teams who sustained gunshot injury was rushed to the hospital where he is presently, receiving treatment.

Some of the exhibits recovered at the scene are, one pump action gun, five (5) live cartridges, six (6) expended cartridges and cello tape used in blindfolding the victim .

 Even as the rescued victim informed the tactical teams that he was robbed of the sum of the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira, his ATM card and other valuables. 

The corpse of the neutralized suspect was later deposited at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC)Owerri , Imo State. While efforts are on top gear to arrest the fleeing suspects with gunshot injuries.

The command is therefore using this medium to call on the general public/ hospitals to report any person or persons seen with gunshot injuries to the nearest police station.

Meanwhile, Information contained in a press release from the Imo state police command through the office of the command’s police public relations officer, CSP. Mike Abattam, has it that on the 2nd of July 2021, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman, visited Imo State, on a one day working visit to launch the Operational Base of Operation Search and Flush and the new vehicles given to the command by the state government which includes two Armored Personnel Carriers vehicles.

The IGP on arrival with his entourage at the Imo International Airport, were received by  the executive  Governor of Imo State, Dist. Sen. Hope Uzodinma, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 9 Umuahia, AIG Ene Okon , the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Police Command, CP Abutu Yaro, and  heads of other security agencies .

According to the release, the IGP during the event, expressed immeasurable joy and appreciated  Governor Uzodinma for his initiative which gave birth to the commissioning of the Operational Base of Operation Search and Flush.

The release added that, a total number of Sixty-Six (66) vehicles and Four (4) Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) were displayed.

He further disclosed that, the operatives of the joint operation comprises of the Police as the lead agency and other security agencies, with its operational headquarters situated along Aba/Owerri Road, Imo State.

CSP. Abattam further stated that the State Governor applauded the officers and men of the Command for their gallantry,  Even as he promised to continue to support the command in all the needed areas but was saddened over the death of officers who lost their lives in the line of duty within the past six months.

He however presented cheques of one hundred and five million naira (N105,000,000.00) to the next of kin and families of  Twenty One (21) slain Police Officers .

 The Inspector-General of Police after the presentation equally announced that the children of the slain officers will be given considerations in Police recruitment and admission into any Police Institutions of higher learning. He also praised the officers and men of the command for their dedication to duty and also promised to support the command.

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Mbaise leaders roll out drums for APC

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The  IMC Chairman for Ezinihitte Mbaise Local government Council ,Chief Francis Samuel Onyeberechi  has unveiled renewed efforts in depleting  decent and responsible Political Eggheads amongst the Opposition  Parties in the Area.   

Speaking at an enlarged Leadership / Stakeholders extra ordinary meeting of Ezinihitte Mbaise APC , Hon  Francis- Samuel  Onyeberechi  stated that Sen. Hope Uzodinma‘s resolve to run an all inclusive and Purposeful governance has propelled a Formidable Force that is reducing the  number of opposition Parties in the LGA.

He noted with satisfaction the emergence of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Barrister Loui Alozie as the apex  Leader of APC for Ezinihitte Mbaise and Supports of Many Sons like comrade Franklyn Edede and others.

    The new Apex Leader, who has being a community leader of note  stated that his emergence can never be a burden as the trust and  Confidence bestowed  is an added Challenge to lead a Political Party in a Democracy to aggregate divergent Views  and agreements  towards restoring  Unity amongst Political Stakeholders.

He described Imo state as being Lucky with a leader that is broad minded, ready to accommodate and develope the state.

In his words, “this is the desire that has made me Join the APC so as to attract more govt attention and Patronage for Ezinihitte Mbaise since we are the Least developed amongst the Mbaise nation”.

The event was a gathering of Political “who is who” with Leaders as ; High Chief Dr. Charlton Ugochukwu  Osuagwu,  ( Kpakpando) Chiefs Basil Ogwunga,  Frank Erivo,  Chief Osondu, Charles Ekechukwu  ,  Dr. Agbasonu,. Prof. Uhuegbu, Hon. Stanley former APC Chairman, Chief C.C Nwachukwu.,Bon  Oguh, Prince Ugochukwu  Osuji from Amumara , Ezeakachi  Irem ,Lady Rose Nwosu ,Woman Leader ,Chief Charles Kelechi Amuzie who was elected deputy apex Leader and many others .

   Chief Mark Adindu , Local govt APC Chairman who also addressed the People could not hide his feelings as he described the gathering as a revolution expanding beyond bounds with notable sons and daughters of the LGA.

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Uzodinma hails security agents for capturing oil fraudsters

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Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has commended the security agencies for bursting illegal oil bunkering syndicates operating in the State, describing the effort as a major breakthrough.

He said by uprooting members of the syndicate from their base and dismantling their illegal refineries, the security operatives are helping to restore confidence in those doing genuine businesses and contributing to the development of the society.

The Governor spoke when he visited the headquarters of the Directorate of Security Services (DSS) in Owerri on Monday to assess the quantity of petroleum products seized from the suspects s well as the persons caught by the security operatives in relation to the oil bunkering and illegal refining of crude.

The Governor noted that illegal oil bunkering and refineries has of late been on the increase, regretting that the activities have caused serious economic dent on the Federal Government and by extension, the State Governments revenue.

The Governor said: “The consequences of these illegal practices have been that the federal revenue has gone down so much, the State revenue, also by extension, has equally gone down.”

The Governor said that the offence of illegal oil bunkering and refining is a very serious one, noting that “apart from being a national economic sabotage it has not helped matters in the determined efforts to reduce crime in the southern part of the country.”

Governor Uzodimma recalled that oil companies have of late bore the brunt of the nefarious activities of the operators of illegal refineries and those vandalizing oil pipelines and stealing crude oil in Nigeria.

He therefore reassured that “Government will do her best to continue to go against those in the illegal business to help conserve Federal Government revenue and by extension, that of the State, and as well bring sanity to the operating environment of oil companies in Nigeria.”

He expressed joy that so far the efforts of government and the security agencies in partnering to sanitize the environment against crime and criminality is yielding positive result.

The Governor pointed out that members of the syndicate were “caught on their various places of operations where they were practicing their activities on the various illegal deport they established for the refined oil.”

He explained that the value of what was found on members of the gang in terms of naira and kobo is huge and runs into “hundreds of millions of naira.” 

“The reassuring good news is that the culprits have confessed to the crime because they were caught in the act,” the Governor explained.

The Governor therefore thanked the security agencies “for a job well done” and enjoined them “not to relent”

He also urged the public to be vigilant and report any case of illegal practice “be it in oil or other security breaches to the security agencies for prompt action.”

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Jubilation in “Kpakpando” family over Izunaso’s call to Bar

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Members of Political family of Senator Osita Izunaso the Kpakpando have been thrown into jubilation as their Principal; Izunaso was yesterday called to Nigeria Bar. 

Some of the supporters of the Senator who spoke to Weekend Lead expressed gratitude to God for a successful completion of his studies included, Ford Ozurumba, Prince Nixon Okwara, Barr Jude Oduoma, Chief Jonas Edom amongst others.

Describing Izunaso as an accomplished politician, Ozurumba and Oduoma revealed that his coming out in flying colours both in the law school and the university have proved him as a determined personality.

They however prayed to God to grant him good health in his future endeavors. 

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