Imo State Police Command have arrested the killers of an officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (names withheld), who was on September 23, 2015, killed, while on an official duty
The state Commissioner of Police Taiwo Lakanu, who said this to newsmen in Owerri, the state capital, mentioned one Chibuzo Ike of Umuota Umuhu, in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of the state and one Henry Ndubisi Simon of No 24, New Road, Amakohia in Owerri North Local Government Area of the state, as the suspected killers.
The late Customs officer was said to be one of the officers on duty on the ill-fated day at Umuhu (along Owerri-Aba Road), in Ngor Okpala Locl Government Area, attacked by hoodlums that emerged from a bush.
Briefing journalists at the Command’s Headquarters, Owerri, Lakanu. said, “Owing to the attack on the customs officer, he was killed and his AK 47 riffle as well as his Mazda 626 saloon car taken away by the criminals”.
According to him, the hoodlums were arrested following investigations conducted by the operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department.
Lakanu said that one of them, Henry Ndubuisi, led security agents to the hideouts of other gang members at World Bank area in New Owerri.
“At the hideout, AK 47 riffle and its magazines, assigned to the slain custom officer were recovered,” he said.
Also recovered were one Mazda 626 saloon car, belonging to the late Customs officer, a bucket containing suspected IED materials, two small batteries and a small rod.
Lakanu also explained that investigations were still on going and that efforts were being made to apprehend and prosecute other members of the gang.
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