The Imo State Police Command announced on Thursday that it had arrested a native doctor and his gang associates for the alleged murder of Felicia Nwagbara, an Inspector of Police in Ubah, AGWA community in Oguta local government area of the state.

According to the statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, Micheal Abattam, in Owerri, the state capital, disclosed that the murdered officer had been declared missing by the command since 2017.

Abattam said that the gang members were arrested at Agwa in the Oguta Local Government Area of the state by the operatives of the Tactical Units of the command.

He said that apart from killing the female cop, the gang had been collaborating with criminals and kidnappers who had been attacking the state.

The statement reads:

“Sequel to the receipt of credible information that, the native doctor who prepares charms for fortifications against bullets and knives for members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network ( ESN ) and led in the attack and killing of a police officer in Agwa Community has returned after fleeing the Community.

“The Command’s Tactical Teams, on 18/5/2022 at about 0600 hours hastily mobilised and with the positive revelations made in course of interrogating the suspects earlier arrested in connection with the killing, the team was able to locate the criminal hideout in Ubah Agwa in Oguta LGA of Imo State and immediately cordoned area and tactical went into the den.

“The hoodlums on sighting the police operatives, attempted to escape only to discover that the whole escape routes has been saturated with police operatives hence, they were arrested. They includes, Casmire Mgbugha ‘m’ aged 53 years , Hycent Chimezie ‘m’ aged 30 years, Hycent Azunna ‘m’ aged 28 years, Hycent Ifesinachi ‘m’ aged 26 years, Hycent Chimobi ‘m’ aged 23years, Chukwuemeka Wisdom ‘m’ aged 22 years and Nnadike Clifford ‘m’ aged 72 years.

On searching the terror camp, the following items were recovered they includes; one Toyota Camry car with registration number AKD 73 BF LAGOS, one live Python, eight locally made Pistols, eighteen rounds of live cartridges, one Biafra flag , a pair of Police Carmouflage Uniform belonging to late Inspector Felicia Nwagbara ‘f’ who has been declared missing since 2017 by police authorities.


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