The Anambra State Police command has arrested a Chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ozo Emeka Agumadu popularly known as Baby Awka for allegedly sponsoring cult related killings in Awka, the state capital.
Agumadu who is also the Chairman of the Eke Awka Market Association was arrested alongside three other suspects namely; Prince Collin Ozojiofor, Okechukwu Nwaneke and Nwankwo Chukwuma.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday in Awka stated that the arrest was effected by operatives of the Operation Puff-Ader following recent killings in the state.
According to Mohammed,” It would be recalled that on the 10th and 11th August, 2019, there was a clash between two rival cult groups, the Black axe and Vikings confraternities at Eke Awka and Dike Park, all in Awka South LGA of Anambra State where one Chinedu, surname yet unknown Alias Nambo and Uche Anarah were brutally murdered.
“Following the incidents and while acting on credible intelligence, the command puff-adder operatives led by the Commissioner of Police, CP John B. Abang ,fdc had on the 13h August, 2019 at about 4:20pm launched a manhunt of the hoodlums at Dike Park and Umukwa village areas of Awka, arrested four suspected sponsors/members of Black axe and Vikings confraternities as follows: Prince Collin Ozojiofor, Okechukwu Nwaneke, Nwankwo Chukwuma and Ozor Emeka Agwumadu aka Baby Awka.
“Meanwhile, efforts are being intensified to track down and arrest other fleeing gang members involved in the killings after which they would be charged to court prosecution.”
Photo: Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, CP John Abang.
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