NIGERIA: Police Declares 12 Suspects Wanted For Isu-Aniocha Killings

NIGERIA: Police Declares 12 Suspects Wanted For Isu-Aniocha Killings

By Augustine Ehikioya

 

To unravel the circumstances that led to Killings in Isu-Aniocha, Anambra State, the Nigeria Police Force has declare twelve persons wanted.

Their offences included cases of conspiracy, murder, armed robbery, act of terrorism, kidnapping, cultism and unlawful possession of firearms, house breaking, burglary, malicious damage, and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace in Isu-Aniocha, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria.

A statement issued on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer,
Force Headquarters, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), has disclosed this.

The 12 wanted persons, according to the statement, are Edward Okoye (aka Stone), Donatus Okeke, Onyemazi Ngini, Onyebuchi Nwekeizu Okoye, Nonso Eboh, Chukwuka Onyibor, Chukwujekwu Anaekeokwu, Chuka Ilodigwe.

Others are Chinedu Nwoye Okoye, Nonso Awusionwu Obinna, Cosmos Okonkwo, and Chukwujekwu Okoye.

The statement also disclosed that the Police had earlier secured a court order to declare the suspects wanted.

The suspects, it noted, are all male of Igbo extraction with ages ranging from 25 years to 55 years old, all natives of Isu-Aniocha, Awka North LGA of Anambra State with heights between 1.5m to 1.7m.

It said “Edward Okoye (aka Stone), had in conjunction with others shot two men dead – one Ifeanyi Anazoba (aka Ichafu) and one Chukwuebuka Amodo (aka Mutum) at a burial function in Umuzuocha Town Hall, Awka South of Anambra State on 19th January, 2019, beheaded them and burnt their bodies beyond recognition; kidnapped two others, and vandalized two properties valued at over 1.2 billion Naira.

“The suspects equally attacked and brutalized some Mobile Police Officers detailed to restore calm to the community.

“The Nigeria Police Force therefore urges all well-meaning members of the general public to assist the Police with useful information which would facilitate their arrest and ensure they are brought to justice.

“It further assures that justice would not just be done in the matter, but would be seen by all parties in the matter, to have been done as the Police will leave no stone unturned in unravelling the ugly and criminal incident,” it stated.

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