REPORTER: CHINAZO ILECHUKWU
The Imo State Police Command says it has arrested seven persons in connection with the alleged murder of a police Inspector, Mrs. Felicia Nwagbara, at Ubah Community, Agwa in Oguta Local Government Area of the state.
A statement from the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Micheal Abattam, said the arrest followed an intelligence that a fleeing native doctor, who allegedly prepared charms for members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had returned to the community.
According to the statement, the police stormed the shrine of the native doctor and rounded up the suspects, who tried to escape on sighting the security agents.
The statement explained that the suspects confessed to the killing of the police inspector, who happened to be a second wife to one of them, Casmir Mgbugba.
Items allegedly recovered from the suspects were eight locally made pistols, eighteen rounds of live ammunition, police camouflage uniform belonging to the murdered inspector, a biafran flag, a Toyota Camry car and a live Python harboured inside a cage.
Our correspondent reports that the suspects are a seventy-two year old man, Clifford Nnadozie, the fifty-three year old husband of the slain policewoman, Casmir Mgbugba and five others who were between the ages of twenty-two and thirty.