Sequel to a viral video at the weekend where two decomposing corpses were discovered in a forest in Avu,Owerri Local Government Area, the Imo State police command swung into action and arrested five suspects in relation to the crime.
The viral video had credited the hunters association in State for the discovery of the decomposing corpses and alleged the Fulani were responsible for the incident .
However, in a statement by the spokesperson of the command,Henry Okoye on Monday in response to the incident, he explained that the tactical team of the police led by the State Commissioner of Police himself, Aboki Dajuma in synergy with some local hunters on Monday stormed the hideout of the hoodlums in a forest in Avu community and arrested the suspects.
The names according to the CP were given as “Muazu Awuta, 30 ‘m’ yrs, Abdullahi Abubakar, ‘m’ 32yrs, Ozeru Sabo ‘m’ 25yrs, Saddam Suleiman, ‘m’ 27yrs, Bashir Yahaya, ‘m’, 28yrs .
All suspects the CP disclosed were from Jau LGA of Jigawa State. The suspects,he added are currently undergoing investigation and have provided useful information to the Police that will lead to the arrest of other syndicates at large.
Revealing other items found in the forest after it was combed, the CP said “two decomposing unidentified corpses suspected to be kidnapped victims and other items like telephones, wristwatches, shoes, slippers, five operational motorcycles of the abductors were also recovered.
The CP added “The command intends to carry out further DNA confirmatory test to ascertain the identity of the deceased.
“Intense operation is still ongoing in the forest and other identified black spots with the aim of stamping out all forms of crime and criminality in the State”.
Similarly, other communities in Ndegwu,Orogwe and Irete all in Owerri west council area have raised alarm over alleged reoccurring abduction in the areas.
Only few weeks back,a couple was abducted in Ndegwu, that was even before a lifeless unidentified corpse of a female teenager was found at Uzo – Ukwu, also in the area,with parts of her body severed.
Meanwhile, the CP said the command has launched a manhunt for the POS robbery attacks and killers of the police officer at Ohii junction on Monday even as he clarified that a police officer and two residents of the area were killed in the incident and not two as earlier reported. (Sun)