The Commissioner of Police of Imo State, Mohamed Ahmed Bardi, today condemned the attack on the palace of His Royal Highness, Eze (D.) Ignatius Asor (Fsen), and Odi 1 Laobudi Agua in Oguta Local Government Area. condition.
The police chief, while calling for calm, assured the people of Agoa in particular and Imo State in general that the investigation had begun and that it would spare no effort until the perpetrators were arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.
REMEMBER, DAILY POST had earlier reported that on Monday morning armed men in their numbers invaded the Obudi Agwa community in Oguta LGA, Imo State, killing the community king and others.
Police confirmed the news in a statement signed by police spokesman Michael Apatam and made available to reporters in Owerri, the state capital.
The CP has instructed people to assist the police with reliable information, to report any clandestine activities in their community to the nearest police station, or to call the Command’s Emergency Control Room 08034773600 or 08098880197.
The statement read: “Supplementary to a distress call received by the Division Police Officer, Agwa Division Police Headquarters, in Oguta LGA, Imo State, on 11/14/2022 at approximately 1230 hrs, that the bad guys are suspected to be members of the Prohibited. Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) ) and its militia, Eastern Security Network (ESN) attack the palace of His Royal Highness, Eze (Dr) Ignatius Asor (FCIN), Odi 1 of Ubudi Agua in Oguta LGA, Imo State.
The squad police officer (DPO), joined at once by the tactical command teams, raced to Eze Palace, where on their arrival it was discovered that the assassins had fled the scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the killers came in four cars and two motorbikes, accompanied by a woman, disguised as people in distress, and had arrived to inform him of an emergency.
The unsuspecting royal father let them into his palace, and sat down with them; in the process of explaining the reason for their visit, they brought guns and shot and killed Eze and two of his lieutenants, and hurriedly fled from the palace.
“On their way, they attacked the office of the Agwa vigil group, shot one person and escaped with three (3) motorbikes. Armed police with information from eyewitnesses traced the escape route in search of the killers.”
Imo CP condemns the king’s murder and orders investigation