Police in Owerri have arrested one of the suspects that attacked one of their stations in Orji, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State.
According to SP Bala Elkana, the suspect was arrested at his hideout in Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state following an intelligence report.
He says that at approximately 0900 hours, the Command and the Ikeduru Police Division conducted a joint operation and arrested Chukwumakpa Henry, 32.
According to him, the suspect is a native of Iho in the Ikeduru Local Government Area, but he lives in the Orji area, Owerri.
He was alleged to have taken part in the attack on the Orji Police Station on 25th May 2021 and other heinous crimes, said the police spokesman.
He said he confessed to the commission about the crime and other violent crimes in the past.
The police say that the suspect is a member of the criminal gang posing as an unknown gunman.
He was found in possession of a substance suspected to be cocaine.
A man confessed that he dealt in drugs to make ends meet.
An investigation is ongoing, while efforts are being intensified to arrest other gang members and recover their firearms.