By Olayemi Esan
Imo State Police Command, on Tuesday, arrested a 65-year-old Ezeugo Ordu, a native doctor from Ubachima, Omuma, Oru West LGA who allegedly prepared charms for members of the proscribed terrorist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN).
According to the police, the herbalist has confessed to be a member of IPOB/ESN, and has made useful statements as regards to the recent attacks on police stations as well as the residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma.
The AbujaCityJournal reports that Governor Uzodinma had once exonerated IPOB trying hard to push the insecurity in his state on an opposition figure.
In a statement signed by the the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the SP Bala Elkana, made available to the press, the tactical teams of the Command, through diligent and painstaking investigations, nabbed Ezeugo Ordu, who led operatives of the Command to the IPOB/ESN camp in a bush close to Njaba River, where nine persons were arrested at the criminal hideout.
He said they were planning another attack as assorted charms were recovered from them.
He added, “However, two (2) out of the nine arrested in the hideout, CHINEDU NWAKAIRE “M” aka ONE DOOR, 48 yrs old UZOAMAKA UGOANYANWU “M”, (their native Doctor) 40 yrs old, were identified to be part of the hoodlums that attacked the private residence of Gov. Hope Uzodinma and also some Police stations as well, they confessed to the crime, and also stated their roles during the operations.
“Furthermore, the CP used the opportunity to reiterate the call on members of the IPOB/ESN, or any other criminal syndicate operating in the state especially those who stole Police arms and ammunitions to voluntarily surrender themselves to enable them get “soft landing”, or they will be arrested face the full wrath of the law, as the Command will do everything possible to rid Imo state of crime and criminality”.