ESN Charm Makers In Police Net


Imo state police command has announced that it has in its custody, one of the persons identified as the notorious native doctor allegedly making charms for members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its militant armed wing, Eastern Security Network, ESN.
The state police commissioner, Mr Abutu Yaro, who confirmed the arrest in statement, named the suspect as Ezeugo Ordu.
The statement signed by its spokesman, SP Bala Alkana, noted that the command also has in its custody nine other suspects who took part in the attack on the country home of the state governor, Hope Uzodimma.
According to the statement, the breakthrough followed a painstaking investigation carried out by the command’s tactical units. He urged criminal elements who are still in possession of Police arms to willingly return them.
Intelligence reports also have it that the command has, in collaboration with the military, foiled a deadly attack on its headquarters on Sunday during which it neutralized 9five members of the ESN adding that the command’s Tactical unit also invaded ESN camp in Ikeduru council area on on Monday where it dislodged the camp and rescued a female police officer held captive.
“In consonance with the mandate given to the operatives of the command by IGP Alkali Usman to fish out all criminal elements in the state and restore normalcy to the state, we have declared war on criminal elements. On June 8, at about 1630 hrs, tactical teams of the command through diligent and painstaking investigations, stormed Ukwuorji, Mbaitoli Local Government area, along Onitsha road and arrested one Ezeugo Ordu, a native of Ubachima, Omuma, Oru West LGA.
He confessed to being a member of IPOB/ESN and made useful statements to the Police as regards to the recent attacks on Police stations as well as the residence of Gov. Uzodinma. He further led operatives of the command to the IPOB/ESN camp, a bush close to Njaba River, 9 persons were arrested at the criminal hideout while planning another attack. Assorted charms were recovered from them. However, two out of the 9 arrested in the hideout, Chinedu Nwakaire and Uzoamaka Ugoanyawu the native doctor, were identified to be part of the hoodlums that attacked the private residence of the governor recently,” the statement read in part.
The CP reiterated the call on members of the IPOB/ESN and other criminal syndicate operating in the state, especially those who stole police arms and ammunitions to voluntarily surrender themselves to enable them get a ”soft landing”.

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