Police in Imo have repel an attempt by hoodlums to stop the reconstruction of Orji Police Station
*Five hoodlums arrested.
On 25th May, 2021 at about 1302hours, some hoodlums in their number launched an offensive on the reconstruction site of Orji Divisional Headquarters which was earlier burnt by hoodlums during the End SARS protest in 2020. A philanthropist contracted the reconstruction project.
The hoodlums, who believed that the re-establishement of a functional police station may prevent them from carrying out their nefarious acts in Orji and environ, decided to invade the construction site.
Before the arrival of reinforcement team, the hoodlums melted into the neighbouring townships area but abandoned their operational vehicles. The Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc personally led an enforcement team to the scene.
The whole area was cordoned and five suspects, namely Chigaemezu Sabastine ‘m’ 26years old, Casmir Ibe ‘m’ 36years old, John Chinonso ‘m’ 24years old, Chukwudi Okoro ‘m’ 28years and Alozie Daberechi ‘m’ 25years old were arrested. No life was lost. Three vehicles were recovered.
Meanwhile, mop up operation is on going to arrest more suspects and recover their firearms.
SP Bala Elkana, ANIPR,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For Commissioner of Police,