The Imo state police command has arrested a native doctor who prepares charms for members of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and the military wing Eastern Security Network (ESN).
According to Daily Trust, the command also arrested nine persons in connection with the attack on the country home of the state governor, Hope Uzodimma.
Police Arrest 65-Year-Old Native Doctor Who Prepares Charms for IPOB/ESN Members in Imo
The police in Imo have arrested a 65-year-old native doctor who prepares charm for IPOB/ESN members. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
Legit.ng gathers that the spokesman of the command, Bala Elkana, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, June 9.
Elkana said police operatives arrested the 65-year-old native doctor named Ezeugo Ordu, on Tuesday, June 8 at Ukwuorji in Mbaitoli local government area, The Punch also stated.
He said Ordu confessed to being a member of IPOB/ESN and made useful statements on the recent attacks on police stations as well as the residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma.
The police spokesman said Ordu further led operatives to the IPOB/ESN camp in a bush close to Njaba River where nine persons were arrested while planning another attack.
Noting that assorted charms were recovered from them, Elkana said two out of the nine arrested in the hideout, including the native doctor, were identified to be part of the hoodlums that attacked the private Governor Uzodimma’s residence and some police stations.
Surrender and get “soft landing”
Elkana said the state police commissioner has called on IPOB/ESN members or any other criminal syndicate in the state especially those who stole police arms to voluntarily surrender themselves to enable them to get “soft landing”.
He added that the police boss vowed that those who fail to surrender will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
The police commissioner also cited as saying that the command will do everything possible to rid Imo state of crime and criminality.