Four suspects connected with the razing of Okigwe South Area Police Command Headquarters, Imo state, on April 26, have been arrested.
The State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, told newsmen on Friday that when the armed hoodlums left the station, some “unscrupulous youths of the community stormed the Area command building and looted the station’s arms and ammunition and later set it ablaze.”
Yaro said the breakthrough was part of his commitment to strengthen the security architecture of the state and forestall further attacks on Police and other security agencies, Government and Private facilities in Imo state.
Abutu disclosed that the suspects were arrested in the Ehime Mbano axis of the state by Tactical unit in conjunction with the Quick Intervention Unit of the command.
He said, “operatives of the command deployed in Orieagu, in Ehime Mbano LGA to fish out the perpetrators and their partners in crime have arrested four notorious suspects in connection with the dastardly act.
“All the suspects were identified by a suspect one Onyedikachi Onneme, arrested by the Police in connection with the act.
“The suspects were responsible for the looting and setting ablaze the Area Command Headquarters located at Orieagu in Ehime Mbano LGA in of the state.
“Recall that on 26th April 2021, some armed hoodlums invaded and attacked Okigwe South Police Area Command where Five Policemen were gruesomely killed while others sustained injuries.
“When the armed hoodlums left the station, some unscrupulous youths of the community stormed the Area command building and looted the station’s arms and ammunition, and later set it ablaze.
“All the suspects are in Police custody undergoing discreet investigation with a view to arresting other members of their syndicate, so that they can be charged to court for prosecution, to serve as deterrence to others.”
Recall that , some armed hoodlums invaded and attacked Okigwe South Police Area Command Headquarters leaving Five Policemen gruesomely murdered while others sustained injuries.