By Olumuyiwa Adejobi
The Nigeria Police Force hereby declare wanted the following twelve (12) persons in connection with a case of conspiracy, murder, armed robbery, act of terrorism, kidnapping, cultism and unlawful possession of firearms, house breaking, burglary, malicious damage, and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace in Isu-Aniocha, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria;
i. Edward Okoye (aka Stone)
ii. Onyemazi Ngini
iii. Nonso Eboh
iv. Chukwujekwu Anaekeokwu
v. Chinedu Nwoye Okoye
vi. Cosmos Okonkwo
vii. Donatus Okeke
viii. Onyebuchi Nwekeizu Okoye
ix. Chukwuka Onyibor
x. Chuka Ilodigwe
xi. Nonso Awusionwu Obinna
xii. Chukwujekwu Okoye
The Police had earlier secured a court order to declare wanted the suspects, all male of Igbo extraction with ages ranging from 25 years to 55 years old, natives of Isu-Aniocha, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State with heights between 1.5m to 1.7m.
Edward Okoye (aka Stone), had in conjunction with others shot two men dead – one Ifeanyi Anazoba (aka Ichafu) and one Chukwuebuka Amodo (aka Mutum) at a burial function in Umuzuocha Town Hall, Awka South of Anambra State on 19th January, 2019, beheaded them and burnt their bodies beyond recognition; kidnapped two others, and vandalized two properties valued at over 1.2 billion Naira.
The suspects equally attacked and brutalized some mobile police officers detailed to restore calm to the community.
The Nigeria Police Force therefore urges all well-meaning members of the general public to assist the police with useful information which would facilitate their arrest and ensure they are brought to justice.
It further assures that justice would not just be done in the matter, but would be seen by all parties in the matter, to have been done as the police will leave no stone unturned in unravelling the ugly and criminal incident.
@views exclusive rights: CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI is the FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA.