The Imo State Police has confirmed the arrest of a forty-year-old man tagged as the Backbone of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The man who goes by the name Uzoamaka Ugoanyanwu is the said witch doctor in charge of equipping members of the group with protective charms.
It was learned that the herbalist also creates charms for members of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, in the same area of the State.
According to Mr Abutu Yaro, Commissioner of Police in Imo State, the arrest was confirmed in a statement issued yesterday to journalists by SP Bala Alkana, Spokesperson to the Command.
The move to make arrests was fueled by the incident that occurred at the country house of the State Governor, Hope Uzodinma. According to the CP, the Police also apprehended nine suspected criminals/vandals concerning what transpired at the Governor’s home.
The Imo State Commissioner confirmed that the tactical police department conducted a series of thorough investigations before successfully achieving the arrests.
Yaro called on all the criminal elements in the state hoarding stolen police weapons to hurridly and voluntarily return them, or else face the full wrath of the law once caught.
Imo Police Raid
Meanwhile, reports making the rounds in the State recorded that the Police, with the assistance of the Nigerian Army, prevented a deadly attack on the Force Headquarters and killed five members of the eastern network.
Earlier this week, the police raid led to Ikeduru, where they rescued a female officer from the captivity of the ESN and demolished their secret hideout.
Observing the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Alkali Usman, to fish out all criminal elements constituting nuisance Statewide, Yaro said Police had already started restoring normalcy.
He said the Force declared war on all criminal elements and would go the length to ensure citizens of the State be about their daily businesses, without fear for lives and properties.