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Police Arrest Suspected Killer Of APC Stalwart, Gulak In Imo

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| The Daily Crucible | Monday, June 27, 2022

Police in Imo State have arrested one of the suspected killers of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Gulak, barely a year after he was gruesomely murdered.

The Police identified the suspect as Anosike Chimobi from Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the Imo State Police Command, Mr Mike Abattam, made this known while briefing reporters on Monday in Owerri, the state capital.

Gulak, a former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, was killed by a group of armed men on May 30, 2021, during a visit to Imo State.

The Killers trailed him from his hotel room to the location where he was shot dead around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala LGA, some metres away from Sam Mbakwe Airport Road in Owerri.
 
Abattam said Chimobi had been on the radar of the command since the killing of Gulak last year.

The suspect escaped during a gun duel between police operatives and his gang members at Aboh Mbaise shortly after the murder of the APC chieftain.

 Five of the suspects were killed during the gun battle.

Abattam said: "The suspect was among the terrorists that murdered Ahmed Gulak on May 30, 2021, along Imo State Airport Road. Being involved in the burning of Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise, Ezinihitte Mbaise, Ihitte-Uboma, and Obowo police stations, he confessed to being among the terrorists who attacked the onions truck at Enyiogwugwu junction Aboh Mbaise L.G.A, Imo State, on May 30. 

“He confessed to involvement in the attack and murder of many police officers and collection of their service rifles. He also confessed to the kidnap of one Jude Nwahiri at Eke Nguru Junction Aboh Mbaise L.G.A, Imo State, under the command of one Ebube Uche Madu aka virus, who is on the command’s wanted list.”

However, Chimobi told reporters that he was  a commercial bus driver and not a member of the criminal gang.

He admitted that Gulak’s killers copted him into the plot as a driver  to convey them in his vehicle and when he attempted to resist the gang, members threatened to kill him.

According to the suspect, he yielded to them following threats to his life.

The suspect admitted that he drove the criminals to the spot and blocked Gulak’s vehicle which was on its way to the airport.

He said the gang shot the APC chieftain when he resisted the country order to come down from the vehicle.

Chimobi explained that the assailants later ran into a team of security operatives who shot repeatedly at the other vehicle conveying them until it somersaulted and caught fire.

However, the police have also arrested other suspected criminals said to have been terrorising communities in Imo.

Among those arrested and paraded were members of the gang who set ablaze  the home of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor.

Some of the items recovered from the suspects paraded by the police include guns of different calibre, assorted charms, and a live snake, among others.

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