ESN ‘native doctor’ in police net   – Imo CP



The police in Imo have arrested the Eastern Security Network (ESN) native doctor with Improvised Explosive Device (IED).


This is contained in a statement by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abutu Yaro and signed by the ’s Spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam in Owerri.


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”After a diligent forensic and technical intelligence gathering, the suspect, Benneth Okoli, 49, arrested in his shrine at Akuma in Oru East LGA of Imo.


“On searching the  shrine, one locally made IED, charms and weed suspected to be cannabis were recovered.


“The suspect on interrogation,  made useful statements and is currently assisting the police to arrest the rest of his gang, presently on the run.”


”The arrest is coming a few days after bandits had an  encounter with the police in the area.


“Sequel to the attack on the Omuma Police Station in Oru East by bandits suspected to be the remnants of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and terror groups, the CP dispatched the ’s tactical teams by ACP Benjamin Osuji.


“The team directed to carry out discreet investigation and arrest the bandits involved in the attack of the police station.


He said CP commended the gallantry displayed by the officers and men of the command, urging them to sustain the tempo.


“He also thanked the people of Imo their  support and solicited  an all society approach to sustaining the already improved security architecture in the state. (NAN)