Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Why We Declared Nnamdi Kanu's Lawyer Wanted...Police Commissioner

Police authorities in Anambra State have declared one Ifeanyi Ejiofo, a lawyer to self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, wanted.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, made the declaration in a video obtained by Channels Television on Tuesday.

This followed an incident in Oraifite town which led to the killing of two police officers by suspected members of the proscribed group.

Abang urged residents in the state to promptly report any information on Ejiofo’s whereabouts to the police or other security agencies.

He said, “Gentleman, I will like to let Nigerians know that as we speak, Barrister Ejiofor, an IPOB member, and his cohorts have been declared wanted by the command.

“And I will seek the cooperation of law-abiding Nigerians from North, South, East, and West; wherever they find this individual, they should report to the nearest police station or any other security agency for possible arrest and prosecution, based on the rules and laws of Nigeria.”

In a statement released earlier, the police said some suspected IPOB members killed two police officers and injured others in Oraifite town.

According to the spokesperson for the Anambra State Police Command, Haruna Mohammed, the attackers set a police patrol van set ablaze during the incident which occurred on Monday.

He explained that the security operatives had responded to a complaint against Ejiofor on alleged case of abduction, assault occasioning harm, and malicious damage to property.

The police patrol teams led by the Area Commander in Oraifite, Oliver Abbey, were said to have mobilised to the scene in order to arrest Ejiofor who was said to have declined police invitation.

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