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Imo Police command arrest 6 suspected bandits

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The Imo State Police command said it has arrested six suspected bandits who attacked and bombed Agwa police station killing four officers on duty last week.

The suspects were said to have mounted roadblock on Obudi road in Agwa clan, Oguta Local government Area of Imo State, stopping vehicles and searching occupants to allegedly abduct police officers.

The suspects were said to have regrouped after they had allegedly escaped arrest during the raid conducted by the command.

The Police command spokesman, CSP Michael Abattam said the suspects were arrested following a distress call to the command from the community regarding the activities of the hoodlums.

He said one of the hoodlums put on a police uniform suspected to belong to one of the officers killed during last week’s Friday bombing and four other officers also killed in Agwa police station.

Those arrested include 30-year-old Mmadukaji Moses Mgbala Agwa, wearing police operational vest suspected to be owned by one of the slain police officers in the Agwa Police Station attack; Chigozie Amanyere (21) of Umukpo Agwa; Ifeanyi Uche (21) of Obudi Agwa; Uzoma Uche (24) of Obudi Agwa; Sopuruchi Anumodu (24) and one Chukwuma (30).

Abattam said the operatives disarmed the bandits and recovered their weapons, which included one English made automatic pump action gun, two locally made pistols, 20 live cartridges and 12 sharpened machetes, to the station.

He said the suspect, who was found wearing police operational vest, “is undergoing further interrogation to confirm the source of the police vest and as soon as investigation is concluded they will be charged to court”.

According to the police spokesman, the suspects confessed that they are natives of Agwa.

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