The Nigeria Police Force has declared twelve persons wanted in connection with a case of conspiracy, murder, armed robbery, act of terrorism, kidnapping, cultism and unlawful possession of firearms, housebreaking, burglary, malicious damage, and conduct likely to cause a breach of public peace in Isu-Aniocha, Awka North LGA of Anambra State, Nigeria.
A statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the wanted persons are
i. Edward Okoye (aka Stone)
vii. Donatus Okeke
ii. Onyemazi Ngini
viii. Onyebuchi Nwekeizu Okoye
iii. Nonso Eboh
ix. Chukwuka Onyibor
iv. Chukwujekwu Anaekeokwu
x. Chuka Ilodigwe
v. Chinedu Nwoye Okoye
xi. Nonso Awusionwu Obinna
vi. Cosmos Okonkwo
xii. Chukwujekwu Okoye
Adejobi noted that the Police had earlier secured a court order to declare wanted the suspects, all males of Igbo extraction with ages ranging from 25 years to 55 years old, natives of Isu-Aniocha, Awka North LGA of Anambra State with heights between 1.5m to 1.7m.
He said Edward Okoye (aka Stone), had in conjunction with others shot two men dead – one Ifeanyi Anazoba (aka Ichafu) and one Chukwuebuka Amodo (aka Mutum) at a burial function in Umuzuocha Town Hall, Awka South of Anambra State on 19th January 2019, beheaded them and burnt their bodies beyond recognition; kidnapped two others, and vandalized two properties valued at over 1.2 billion Naira.
The Force PRO further explained that the suspects equally attacked and brutalized some mobile police officers detailed to restore calm to the community.
“The Nigeria Police Force, therefore, urges all well-meaning members of the general public to assist the police with useful information which would facilitate their arrest and ensure they are brought to justice.
“This can be done through 08036012082. It further assures that justice would not just be done in the matter, but would be seen by all parties in the matter, to have been done as the police will leave no stone unturned in unravelling the ugly and criminal incident,” the statement noted.