The Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Mr Ene Okon has insisted that no member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was arrested at the burial of Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife, Sally Kanu.
Dismissing the allegation in an Exclusive interview with ABN TV monitored Mr. Okon described the development as another example of disinformation that has permeated the media space.
He added that although two people were arrested during the burial ceremony which was held on Friday, February 14, in Afaraukwu, Umuahia, Abia State, but there was no indication that they were members of IPOB.
“The two people arrested by the command were arrested over unlawful possession of pistol and other dangerous weapons,” the commissioner said.
He said; “The police only arrested two persons and it was not even near Afaraukwu, it was down there, those two persons were seen with guns, weapon two of them with pistol and everything.
“They did not wear any cloth like IPOB, nothing to prove their identity of being IPOB members and Emmanuel Kanu also confirmed that they are not IPOB members.
“So in essence police did not arrest IPOB member, because there through-out we did not know who was IPOB as everybody was in mufti, nobody wore IPOB uniform, nobody carry BIAFRA flag, no body carry IPOB signal, all that we know they were mourners and we were just standing.”