One of the alleged sponsors of the criminals who have been operating in the South East, under the name “unknown gunmen” have been arrested by the Nigerian Police.
The suspect, 42-years old Nnamdi Okafor, he hails from Amanachi village in Orsu local government area of Imo state, was arrested by security operatives, over allegations of being a sponsor of the “unknown gunmen”, who have been linked in connection to the killings in the state, as well as burning of Police stations in the state. They are also linked to the attack on the Federal Correctional Facility in Owerri.
First reported by Vanguard, report has it that Okafor, was arrested along Aboha-Ohi near the lifeline Assembly Owerri/Orlu road in Imo state.
Information available, indicated that security operatives, had mounted surveillance on Okafor for a while, over allegations of his (Okafor), link to the activities of the criminals in the state.
Okafor, a director of Pecubel hotel in Imo, also owns a pharmaceutical outlet in Lagos. Source revealed that he was arrested in connection to the activities of the unknown gunmen.
It was also reported that over 12 criminals, suspected to be part of the “unknown gunmen”, had earlier been apprehended by security operatives.
Also arrested was one 31 years old Izuchukwu Ohaeri, suspected to be one of the ring leaders of the criminal gang.
Izuchukwu Ohaeri hails from Amakohia, in Ihitte Uboma local government area of Imo state.