Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Five Arrested As Imo Police Foil Attempt To Burn Station

The Imo State Police Command, on Tuesday, arrested five suspects who attempted to set the Orji Divisional Police Headquarters ablaze.

In a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, PPRO of Imo State Police Command, Owerri, SP Bala Elkana, some hoodlums in their numbers, launched an offensive on the reconstruction site of Orji Divisional Police Headquarters which was earlier burnt by hoodlums during the End SARS protest in 2020.

He said that a philanthropist initiated the reconstruction project.

The PPRO said that the hoodlums, who believed that the re-establishment of a functional police station might prevent them from carrying out their nefarious acts in Orji and environs, decided to invade the construction site.

Elkana said that before the arrival of the reinforcement team led by the Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, the hoodlums melted into the neighbouring township’s area and abandoned their operational vehicles.

The SP Elkana said the whole area was cordoned off and five suspects, who include Chigaemezu Sabastine, Casmir Ibe, John Chinonso, Chukwudi Okoro and Alozie Daberechi were arrested.

He said that three vehicles belonging to the hoodlums were recovered.

The Police Spokesman said that a mop-up operation was ongoing to arrest more suspects and recover their firearms.

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