GOVERNOR Willie Obiano has commended the Anambra state police command for fishing out the criminals in the state, especially the killer of the President General of Nimo.
“Anyone who thinks that he can spill the blood of an innocent Anambra person and go scot-free is living in a fool’s paradise. All the persons who have in the last five years attempted to spill blood in the state have been caught up by the long arms of the law. Chief Igboka’s killers cannot be different.”
He urged the residents to go about their lawful activities adding that the state remains the best in security of lives and property.
The governor also increased the cash reward promised for information on killers of ex-lawmaker and president General of Nimo community, Mr Frank-Anthony Igboka.
Obiano had earlier promised a cash reward of N5million for anyone who can give useful information that could lead to the arrest of the killers of Igboka who was shot dead two weeks ago in his community, Nimo.
Anambra State commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura told journalists in Awka, while parading one of the suspected killers, that Obiano has hiked the bounty to N5million each for three of the fleeing suspects already named.
Dandaura said, “Following the incident(killing of Igboka), the Command under my watch launched an aggressive manhunt of perpetrators of this dastardly act which led to the arrest of the main kingpin, one Chigbo Anyaegbu AKA Transformer, aged 27 years.
“The suspect is from Nimo. Other gang members are at large and effort is being intensified to apprehend them.
“They are; Smart, surname unknown, Chukwuonso alias Nwasami and Obinna Okafor. Suspects have all been declared wanted by the Command and a cash reward of N5million(each) was promised to anybody who provides useful information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects by His Excellency the executive governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano.”
The suspects carried out the operation, using a Toyota Corolla car, stolen from someone else.
Dandaura told journalists that the killers of the former lawmaker, who was also the president general of his community before his death, was killed because of his role in ridding the community of bad elements.
“He was a brave and strong man, and criminals feared him while he was alive, and it is believed that his killers may be bad boys in the community,” Dandaura said.
The suspect; Anyaegbu, while speaking with journalists, said he was only invited by his friends to join them for an operation, but was not told that the operation involved the killing of Igboka. Also, Anambra State Police Command has arrested 264 suspects for various crime.