Police arrest four over attack on Soludo in Anambra

Soludo, an aspirant in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra, was attacked by gunmen on Wednesday evening in Aguata LGA.

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The Anambra police command says four persons have been arrested in connection with the attack of Chukwuma Soludo, former chairman of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Standard Daily Times had reported that Soludo, an aspirant in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra, was attacked by gunmen on Wednesday evening in Aguata LGA.

There policemen were killed in the attack, which Soludo described as “15 minutes of gun battle”.

According to a statement by Tochukwu Ikenga, spokesman of the Anambra police command, the suspects were arrested on Thursday and have confessed to participating in the attack.

“Police operatives attached to Anambra State Command today, 1st April, 2021, arrested four (4) additional suspects in connection with the recent attack and gruesome murder of three (3) policemen at Isuofia Civic Center in Aguata LGA of Anambra State,” the statement reads.

“The suspects are: Mbah Victor ‘M’ aged 30 years, John Olisakwe ‘M’ aged 21 years, Chigozie Omeh ‘M’ aged 20 years, and Emmanuel Nnobi ‘M’ aged 28 years.

“The suspects confessed to have actively taken part in the attack and subsequent abduction of Anambra State Commissioner for Public Utilities, Engr Emeka Ezenwanne, who the Command is working assiduously to rescue.

“Consequently, efforts are still ongoing to apprehend other fleeing accomplices, unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and bring perpetrators to book.”

Ikenga added that Monday Kuryas, Anambra commissioner of police, has urged residents not to relent in supplying relevant information that will “assist the command to nip in the bud all forms of criminality in the state including similar ugly incidents”.

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