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Five arrested as police repel attempt by hoodlums to stop rebuilding of burnt station

Operatives of Imo police command have arrested five hoodlums and foiled an attempt to stop the reconstruction of Orji police station

This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday, May 25 by the police public relations officer im the state, SP Bala Elkana.

The PPRO disclosed some hoodlums in their number around 1pm launched an offensive on the reconstruction site of Orji Divisional Headquarters which was earlier burnt by hoodlums during the End SARS protest  in 2020.

Elkana further disclosed that a philanthropist contracted the reconstruction project.

According to Elkana, the hoodlums, who believed that the re-establishement of a functional police station may prevent them from carrying out their nefarious acts in Orji and environ, decided to invade the construction site.

Before the arrival of reinforcement team, the hoodlums melted into the neighbouring townships area but abandoned their operational vehicles. The Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc personally led an enforcement team to the scene.

The whole area was cordoned and five suspects, namely Chigaemezu Sabastine ‘m’ 26years old, Casmir Ibe ‘m’ 36years old, John Chinonso ‘m’ 24years old, Chukwudi Okoro ‘m’ 28years and Alozie Daberechi ‘m’ 25years old were arrested. No life was lost. Three vehicles were recovered.

Meanwhile, mop up operation is on going to arrest more suspects and recover their firearms.

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