A team of Policemen from the Force Headquarters Abuja has stormed Delta State, arresting and taking away Mr Sunday Okoro Ukwejemifor, a Special Assistant on Security Matters to Delta State Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa.
It was learnt that Sunday was arrested on Wednesday last week, September 9, 2020, over an alleged assassination attempt on one Mr Sunny Nwakego, a prominent businessman in the Sapele area of the State.
Sunday was arrested alongside six other suspects namely; Ayomanor Tobore, Romeo Okoro, Precious Oghaje, Blessing Isaba, Eseoghene Ogheneovo and Iwarri Mosco, however, two other suspects are presently at large according to the Police.
A senior Police source at the Delta State Police Command where the suspects are detained disclosed that they are currently being interrogated while moves are on to track down the fleeing suspects.
âMr Okoroâs arrest followed the confessional statement made by three suspects who were earlier arrested following intelligence by some of our men in Sapele,â the source said.
âAs we speak, investigations are ongoing. Though there has been pressure from top politicians from Delta State for the case to be transferred to the state, I can assure you that we will be very fair and thorough in this matter. If at the end of the investigations we find out that they have no case to answer, so be it, but we shall certainly not succumb to pressure,â the source added.
Investigations showed that Ukwejemifor had similarly been arrested years ago for alleged cult-related activities but was, however, left off the hook following the intervention of a prominent politician from Sapele.