Police operatives attached to the Imo State command have arrested UK based Michael Osundu for alleged culpability in the criminal activities in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of the command, Ikeokwu Godson Orlando (SP) made this revelation in a press statement.
Orlando said that the arrest of the suspect is in line with the mandate and directive of the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman (IGP)to restore peace and tranquility in Imo state as well as the determination and adoption of a robust crime prevention and detection strategy of the new Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro(CP).
The PPRO said that operatives of the command while on surveillance and confidence building patrol arrested suspect in Owerri who claim to be based in London, United Kingdom .
He said that UK based suspect was arrested in connection with criminal activities in the state and that he is reasonably suspected to be part of the hoodlums that attacked the Nigeria Correctional Services and the Police headquarters on April 5th 2021.
Orlando said that at the point of his arrest, one English made Pump Action rifle and twenty six (26) live cartridges , a pair of police uniform with the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)which was hidden in his tinted Toyota Escalade vehicle were recovered .
The súspect according to the PPRO also claimed to be a Police Spy trained officer at the Police Training School, Ikeja.
Meanwhile the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro (CP) has ordered a full scale investigation into the matter, with a view of discovering his level of culpability and possibly arresting of other suspects.
He further called on any person who participated in the attack of April 5th as well as the escapee inmates/suspects to turn themselves in, or else will be made to face the full wrath of the law when caught.
The CP also charged members of the public to partner with the command by volunteering credible information which may lead to the arrest of criminal elements in and around the state.