12 people have been declared wanted by the Nigeria Police Force over crimes ranging from conspiracy, murder, armed robbery, terrorism, kidnapping, cultism and unlawful possession of firearms.
The Force made this declaration on Friday through its spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi.
The suspects include Edward Okoye (Stone), Donatus Okeke, Onyemazi Ngini, Onyebuchi Okoye, Nonso Eboh, Chukwuka Onyibor, Chukwujekwu Anaekeokwu, Chuka Ilodigwe, Chinedu Okoye, Nonso Obinna, Cosmos Okonkwo and Chukwujekwu Okoye.
These suspects have allegedly caused a breach of public peace in Isu-Aniocha, Awka North Local Government Area.
Adejobi said there was a court order with respect to their illegality.
The statement reads, “The Police had earlier secured a court order to declare wanted the suspects, all male of Igbo extraction with ages ranging from 25 years to 55 years old, natives of Isu-Aniocha, Awka North LGA of Anambra State with heights between 1.5m to 1.7m.
“Edward Okoye (aka Stone), had in conjunction with others shot two men dead – one Ifeanyi Anazoba (aka Ichafu) and one Chukwuebuka Amodo (aka Mutum) at a burial function in Umuzuocha Town Hall, Awka South of Anambra State on 19th January, 2019, beheaded them and burnt their bodies beyond recognition; kidnapped two others, and vandalized two properties valued at over 1.2 billion Naira. The suspects equally attacked and brutalized some mobile police officers detailed to restore calm to the community.”
The police urged members of the general public to assist with “useful information which would facilitate their arrest and ensure they are brought to justice”.
“It further assures that justice would not just be done in the matter, but would be seen by all parties in the matter, to have been done as the police will leave no stone unturned in unravelling the ugly and criminal incident.”
Their ages range between 25 years and 55 years old and are natives of Isu-Aniocha; heights between 1.5m to 1.7m.