The Imo State Police Command, said it has arrested the killers of a Nigeria Customs Officer who was killed on September 23, 2015 while he was on duty.
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One Chibuzo Ike, male, of Umuota-Umuhu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of the state and Henry Ndubisi Simon, another male resideng at 24 New Road in Amakohia, Owerri North LGA to be the suspects behind the crime.
The late officer was said to be on beat duty in the ill-fated day at Umuhu (along Owerri-Aba road) in Ngor-Okpala LGA when he was attacked by hoodlums that emerged from a nearby bush.
The State Commissioner of police Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, briefing newsmen at Owerri, said “Owing to the attack on the ill-lucked officer, he was killed and his AK 47 riffle as well as his Mazda 626 saloon car, taken away by the hoodlums.”
Mr. Taiwo, said following intense investigation by the operatives of the Criminal investigation and intelligence department, the perpetrators of the act, were being arrested.
Mr. Taiwo, stated that one of them, Henry Ndubuisi, led the security to the hideout of the other gang members at World Bank Area in New Owerri.
He also disclosed that some of the items recovered from the hoodlums, belonged to the deceased officer.
“At the hideout, AK 47 riffle and magazines assigned to the slain Custom Officer were recovered.”
“Also recovered, were one Mazda 626 saloon belonging to the late officer, one bucket containing suspected explosive materials, two small batteries and one small rod.” He said.
Meanwhile, Lakanu said that investigations were still ongoing, adding that concerted efforts were being made to apprehend other members of the gang for prosecution.
Fielding questions from journalists one of the suspects, Chibuzo Ike testified to the crime, saying that they killed the officer because they wanted to sell his car to make money that will be used for the Christmas celebration.