Security operatives have arrested a 42-year-old man named Nnamdi Okafor from the Amanachi community in the Orsu Local Government Area of Imo state for allegedly funding the recent deadly attacks in the state.
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Police officers, police stations, and other government buildings, including the Owerri Correctional Centre, have been attacked in some of the attacks.
The state governor’s country home, Hope Uzodinma’s, was also recently attacked by gunmen who killed two of the governor’s security guards and set fire to the structure.
Okafor was arrested in Aboha-Ohi, near Lifeline Assembly, on the Owerri/Orlu Road in Imo state, according to Vanguard.
Security operatives had been monitoring Okafor for some time before his arrest, according to reports.
The suspect has also been named as a director of the state’s Pecubel Hotel.
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“Nnamdi Okafor is from Amanachi community in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo state, and he was arrested in April near Lifeline Assembly in Aboha-Ohi along the Owerri/Orlu Eoad in Imo,” a source told Vanguard.
“Okafor, a 42-year-old man. He owns a pharmacy outlet in Lagos and is the director of one Pecubel Hotel. He was apprehended in connection with the funding and sponsorship of the so-called unknown gunmen terrorising Imo state, according to the source.
Others had been arrested in connection with the deadly attacks in Imo, according to the report, with one of the ringleaders identified as Izuchukwu Ohaeri.
He was said to be 31 years old and a native of Isiwenke, Amakohia in Imo state’s Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area.
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