Crime

IGP declares 12 wanted over Anambra killings, robberies

The Nigeria Police Force has declared 12 suspects wanted for alleged conspiracy, murder, armed robbery, acts of terrorism, kidnapping, cultism, and unlawful possession of firearms.

The individuals were said to have been involved in housebreaking, burglary, malicious damage, and conduct likely to cause a breach of public peace in Isu-Aniocha, Awka North LGA of Anambra State.

The acting Force spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Friday, identified the men as Edward Okoye, aka Stone, ; Donatus Okeke, Onyemazi Ngini, Onyebuchi Okoye, Nonso Eboh, Chukwuka and Chukwujekwu Anaekeokwu.

Others are Chuka Ilodigwe, Chinedu Okoye, Nonso Obinna, Cosmos Okonkwo, and Chukwujekwu Okoye.

The statement explains that Edward had in conjunction with others shot one Ifeanyi Anazoba, aka Ichafu, and one Chukwuebuka Amodo, aka Mutum, dead at a burial in Umuzuocha town hall, Awka South of Anambra State on January 19, 2019.

They were said to have beheaded them and burnt their bodies beyond recognition.

They also allegedly kidnapped two others and vandalized two properties valued at over N1.2bn.

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