OWERRI—Imo State police command yesterday nabbed five armed men suspected to be hired assassins in Aladinma Layout of Owerri municipality.
Similarly, the command has successfully rescued the three medical doctors, who were kidnapped by hoodlums, while on their way to Isu Local Government Area of the state for a free medical treatment.
The current success stories may be connected with the riot act read by the Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, that his command was fully poised to make the state very uncomfortable for criminals.
Vanguard investigations revealed that luck ran out on the armed hoodlums when a crack team of eagle-eyed policemen swung into action soon after getting a credible tip-off and foiled their plan.
It was also gathered that the armed gangsters were on the verge of taking off for their operation when the police men arrived and rounded them up.
A reliable source within the command told Vanguard that the target of the hoodlums was a high profile personality living in the area.
Although the source resisted all attempts to name the personality, he, however, revealed that the two ideas on the hoodlums’ table were to either kidnap or outrightly eliminate the fellow.
Continuing, the source further revealed that assorted dangerous weapons, including guns, were recovered from the armed gang.
“The police recovered varying dangerous weapons, including firearms, from the hoodlums. They have been taken away for serious questioning,” the source concluded.
All efforts made to reach the mobile line of the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a deputy superintendent of police, DSP, at press time failed, as the network provider announced that his line could not be reached.