The Nigeria Police Force on Friday declared 12 suspects wanted over alleged recent killings in Isu-Aniocha, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Other offences committed by the wanted criminals according to the police are conspiracy, armed robbery, terrorism, kidnapping, cultism, unlawful possession of firearms, house breaking, burglary, malicious damage, and conduct likely to cause a breach of the public peace.
The Force spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, explained in a statement that the police had earlier secured a court order to declare the suspects wanted.
He said the suspects, aged between 25 and to 55, are all natives of Isu-Aniocha, Awka North LGA of Anambra State.
Adejobi listed their names as Edward Okoye (aka Stone), Donatus Okeke, Onyemazi Ngini, Onyebuchi Nwekeizu Okoye, Nonso Eboh, Chukwuka Onyibor, Chukwujekwu Anaekeokwu, Chuka Ilodigwe, Chinedu Nwoye Okoye, Nonso Awusionwu Obinna, Cosmos Okonkwo, Chukwujekwu Okoye.
The statement added, ”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 N1.2 billion.
”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.
”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.”