Imo police arrest 26 for enforcing sit-at-home


The Imo State Police Command has announced that it has arrested 26 enforcers of the illegal sit-at-home order in the state.

The spokesperson, Henry Okoye said the sit-at-home enforcers were arrested after a shootout with the police at Irete along Onitsha road, where they were illegally enforcing

The state police command also paraded a 22-year-old man identified as Obinna Ugochukwu, for allegedly stabbing his friend, Nwachukwu Stanley, to d£ath.

SP Okoye, said following a case of murder that was reported at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), an analysis by the Command’s Forensic Experts led to the arrest of the suspect who hails from Ikeduru LGA of Imo State.

Okoye said in the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to stabbing his friend Nwachukwu Stanley ‘m’ who hails from Umuoma in Ikeduru L.G.A, with a sharp Knife repeatedly on the upper part of his body when he was asleep over a misunderstanding that he failed to give him his cut of 3000 dollars they fraudulently gained in cyber-crime deal.

The police spokesperson mentioned that the corpse of the victim has been deposited in the morgue while the suspect will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the investigation.