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Seven suspects arrested for murder of Police Inspector

The Imo state police command has arrested seven persons in connection with the alleged murder of a police Inspector, Mrs Felicia Nwagbara at Ubah community of Agwa in Oguta local government area of the state.

A statement from the Command’s Public Relations Officer Micheal Abattam said the arrest followed an intelligence that a fleeing native doctor who allegedly prepared charms for members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB had returned to the community.

According to him, the police stormed the shrine of the native doctor and rounded up the suspects who tried to escape on sighting the security agents.

Mr Abattam explained that the suspects confessed to the killing of the police inspector who happened to be a second wife to one of them, Casmir Mgbugba.

Items allegedly recovered from the suspects were eight locally made pistols, eighteen rounds of live ammunition, police camouflage uniform belonging to the murdered inspector, a biafran flag, Toyota Camry car and a live Python harboured inside a cage.

The suspects are a seventy two year old man Clifford Nnadozie, the fifty three year old husband of the slain policewoman Casmir Mgbugba and five others who were between the ages of twenty two and thirty.

Reporting by Chinazo Ilechukwu editing by Marian Benjamin