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Suspected sponsor of Imo attacks arrested

Security operatives have arrested a businessman believed to be one of the sponsors of the hoodlums responsible for the mayhem in Imo State.

He was identified as 42-year-old Nnamdi Okafor from Amanachi community in Orsu council area.

He was allegedly linked to the killings, burning of Police stations as well as the Owerri Correctional Centre.

It was learnt Okafor was nabbed at Aboha-Ohi around Lifeline Assembly Owerri/Orlu road in Imo state.

It was also gathered Okafor has been on security surveillance over activities of the hoodlums, killings and burning police stations in the state.

The suspect was said to be the Director of Pecubel Hotel in Imo.

A security source said: “Nnamdi Okafor is from Amanachi community in Orsu local government area of Imo state, he was arrested in April around Lifeline Assembly in Aboha-Ohi along Owerri /Orlu road in Imo.

“Okafor ‘Male’ 42 years. He is the director of one Pecubel Hotel and has a pharmaceutical outlet in Lagos.

“He was arrested in connection with sponsoring /financing of the so-called unknown gunmen terrorising Imo state.”

The source also told the Nation over 12 hoodlums operating as “unknown gunmen” linked with series of attacks in the state had been apprehended by security operatives.
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According to the source, one of the ring leaders 31-year-old Izuchukwu Ohaeri from Isiwenke, Amakohia in Ihitte Uboma local government area of the state has also been apprehended.

Governor Hope Uzodimma on Sunday had vowed to reveal masterminds of Imo mayhem soon.

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