NewsNigeriaPoliticsAnambra Police Command Vows to Arrest Killers of YPP Ward Chairman in Nanka

Dismisses Rumor of ESN Camp in Umunze

The Anambra State Police Command has vowed to bring to book the killers of Mr. Joseph Ezenwegbu, who until his death about three days ago, was the ward chairman of the Young Progressives Party – YPP, in Nanka, a community in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. According to the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, the Anambra State Police Command will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to bring the perpetrators of the murder to justice. “We will hunt down and bring to justice the killers of the Nanka Ward Chairman of YPP”, the statement from CP Adeoye, signed by the Command’s PPRO, DSP Tochi Ikenga, on Tuesday morning reads.

Earlier, Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, the senator representing Anambra South senatorial zone, had called on security agencies, especially the police, to bring the killers of Mr. Ezenwegbu to book. Sen. Ubah during the call in a statement signed by his media aide Kamen Ogbonna, also pledged to see to the welfare of the deceased family.

Mr. Adeoye, the State Police Commissioner, who described the killers of the ward chairman as “cowards”, assured that the killers won’t go free. “They might think they have committed a perfect crime and that they would get away with it, they delude themselves,” CP Aderemi Adeoye assures.

Furthermore, the Police also hinted that they are already working with clues to “unmask the perpetrators” of the crime.

Meanwhile, the Anambra State Police Command has also reacted to a report alleging that Umunze, a suburban area in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, is the headquarters of ESN, the military wing of IPOB. Describing this report which has been making rounds on social media as false, an Anambra Police spokesman said that only recently, the command rescued kidnapped victims, and recovered vehicles among other items, in the insurgents’ camp in Ogbunka, a community near Umunze. “The public will recall that the Police-led Forward Operation Base in Aguata just last month smashed the insurgents camp in Ogbunka near Umunze, rescuing three kidnapped victims including a priest, recovered nine stolen vehicles, and three pump action guns, and arrested three criminals. So how can anyone claim that the police described Umunze as a no-go-area?”

While the Statement by DSP Tochi Ikenga confirmed that Umunze Police Division is working at full capacity, he also averred that the police are aware of insurgent activities in a neighbouring State close to Umunze. “Divisional Police Headquarters in Umunze is functioning at full capacity..Police is however aware of insurgent activities to the south of Umunze in a neighbouring State and collaborative effort is ongoing to root them out of the place,” DSP Ikenga said. Umunze shares a close border with parts of Imo state.

Ebuka Onyekwelu (Staff Writer)
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