A 26-year-old army officer, Ebeje Nnamdi has been nabbed by the police for training IPOB secret service members.
The army officer, formerly with the 26 Mechanised Batallion Taraba before he deserted was arrested with three other suspects whose names were given as 26-year-old Onyebuchi Peter Ali and Ugwuokpe Nnaemeka in connection with an armed robbery incident in Iyi Oji, Anambra State. The suspects were paraded by the police commissioner, Garba Umar at the police command headquarters on Thursday in Amawbia near Awka. Also arrested were 11 cult members during an initiation ceremony.
While parading the suspects, police commissioner Umar also displayed 336 rounds of 7.22x39mm, AK-47 live ammunition allegedly recovered from Nnamdi and his cohorts. Also recovered were three empty AK-47 riffles with magazines, one locally made double barrel pistol with two live cartridges, IPOB wears, IPOB flags, muffler, fetish charms and ATM cards.
Reports say that at the time of his desertion, Nnamdi joined a six-man gang responsible for the attacks and killings of policemen at check points, robberies at fuel stations including that of Bukachi filling station, Eziowelle, both in Onitsha on August 31, 2017.
The police boss reiterated the willingness of the force to partner with other security agencies and law abiding citizens to eliminate all forms of crimes and criminalities. He also advised parents to take care of their wards to reduce cult activities in the society.
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