Police Commissioner in Imo, Abutu Yaro, says operatives of the command have arrested suspected killers of Mr Ahmed Gulak, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, within the state on Sunday.
The CP confirmed this in a press assertion issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday and signed on his behalf by the command’s spokesman, SP Bala Alkana.
He mentioned the command acted on credible data earlier than rounding up the assailants in Afor Enyiogugu Mbaise.
“Following a misery name acquired by the command on the grotesque homicide of Ahmed Gulak, Police Special Forces made up of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Tactical Units from the command had been deployed to the scene.
“The groups got a transparent instruction to determine and apprehend the perpetrators of the act with a view to bringing them to justice.
“Eye witness account, particularly the account given by the motive force of the automobile that was conveying Ahmed Gulak to the airport earlier than the assault, gave a vivid description of the assailants and the autos they utilized in finishing up the assault.
“The assailants had been mentioned to have used a silver-coloured Toyota Camry, a golden-coloured Toyota Sienna, a white colored Toyota Hilux, and a Lexus RX 330 automobile for the assault.
“Having established the identification of the assailants and the outline of the autos utilized in finishing up the assault, the groups additional received particulars of the course the hoodlums have taken, the staff was in a position to set up the situation of the suspects.
“The suspects had been rounded up at Afor Enyiogugu junction in Aboh-Mbaise Local Government Area, the place they had been met distributing onions to locals from a trailer they confiscated.
“On sighting the Police, the hoodlums offering safety protection to these sharing the onions opened fireplace on the Police groups, however the gallant and battle-ready Police officers swiftly returned the fireplace.
The six hoodlums who carried out the killings and 4 different members of their gang had been fatally injured, three out of the 4 autos utilized in attacking Gulak had been impounded.
“Three AK 47 Rifles, one Pistol, 5 AK 47 magazines with 92 rounds of reside ammunition and prison charms had been recovered.
“The driver who drove late Ahmed Gulak and a co-victim who survived have all recognized the lifeless physique of the suspects as their attackers and likewise recognized the three autos recovered as these utilized by the attackers.
“During the encounter, two of the police armored personnel carriers (APC) had been riddled with bullets however survived the gun battle.
“The CP counseled the gallant effort of the staff and urged them to proceed to guard the general public house.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was shot lifeless on his solution to
Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri to catch a flight.
The police commissioner had mentioned in an announcement that the late Gulak didn’t use safety escort to the airport regardless of the excessive stage insecurity within the state.