Isu-Aniocha Killings: Police declare 12 wanted for conspiracy, murder, armed robbery, unlawful possession of fireams


The Nigeria Police Force on Friday declared 12 persons in Isu-Aniocha, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria.

In a statement Force Public Relations Officer Force Headquarters, Abuja, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said Edward Okoye (aka Stone), Onyemazi Ngini, Nonso Eboh, Chukwujekwu Anaekeokwu, Chinedu Nwoye Okoye, Cosmos Okonkwo, Donatus Okeke, Onyebuchi Nwekeizu Okoye, Chukwuka Onyibor, Chuka Ilodigwe, Nonso Awusionwu Obinna and Chukwujekwu Okoye wanted in connection with a case of conspiracy, murder, armed robbery, act of terrorism, kidnapping, cultism and unlawful possession of firearms, house breaking, burglary, malicious damage, and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace.

He said the police had earlier secured a court order to declare wanted the suspects, all male 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.

Adejobi 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 N1.2bn.

He said the suspects equally attacked and brutalised some mobile police officers detailed to restore calm to the community.

The Nigeria Police Force urged 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 assured 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.

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