Police in Anambra State have declared Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu wanted over alleged cases of conspiracy and murder of Area Commander Oraifite, ACP Oliver Abbey and ASP Joseph Akubo.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police command, SP Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Tuesday hinted that the command had obtained a warrant of arrest in respect of the said Ejiofor of Oraifite over alleged cases of conspiracy, murder, treasonable felony, arson and armed robbery.
“The command enjoins the public with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the aforementioned suspect to contact the nearest Police Station/ formations or call the Police emergency number 07039194332 for prompt action, please”, Mohammed said.
It will be recalled that at about 11.30am on December 2, 2019, a formal complaint was lodged against Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor over alleged cases of abduction, assault occasioning harm and malicious damage to property.
According to a statement by SP Haruna Mohammed, following the report, Police patrol teams led by the Area Commander, Oraifite, ACP Oliver Abbey mobilized and rushed to the scene in order to arrest the suspect who declined Police invitation.
“However, as soon as Police arrived the house, armed men suspected to be IPOB members descended on the Police, set ablaze one patrol vehicle and attacked them with rifles and machetes. As a result of the attack, two Police officers whose identities are being withheld were killed by the suspected IPOB members while others were inflicted with machete cuts. The injured personnel were rushed to the hospital for medical attention and are presently receiving treatment.
“Consequently, the command deployed reinforcements from the State Headquarters comprising of PMF, SARS and Special Anti-Cult Units in conjunction with the Army/other sister agencies who cordoned off the area in order to fish out the culprits, while joint patrol are still ongoing in the town to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
“Meanwhile, some arrests were made and the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang,fdc who is on his way to the scene has vowed to bring perpetrators of this dastardly act to justice”, the statement said.
Photo: Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, CP John Abang.
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