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Imo Police clears air on arrest, death as Nigerians protest against illegal arrest of Casimir
Police in Imo state has clarified on misleading information making rounds on some parts of news headlines and social platforms after a regrettable raid on its Orji Divisional Headquarters on Tuesday.
This is coming after joint safety operatives reportedly fiercely clashed with some gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday following an attempt to overrun the station.
In a statement made available by SP Bala Elkana, the Command’s Relations Officer said some hoodlums attempted to invade the command which was under construction but was dislodged.
Based on the press release, the station was affected by fire during the EndSARS protest, and no security personnel was killed.
Further disclosure pointedly states that five persons suspected to be gunmen were apprehended during the clash and presently in the police net.
Among the arrested suspects are John Chinomso, Casimir Ibe, Chukwudi Okoro, Chigaemezu Sebastian, and Alozie Daberechi all within the ages of 24 to 36years.
However, a stray bullet was said to have killed two persons within the Orji axis of the state capital and many others sustained several degrees of injuries.
Meanwhile, a wide range of campaign has issued on social media by Nigerians condemning the arrest of an innocent man, Casimir Ibegbulem who hails from Alaenyi Ogwa
Casimir’s Cousin, his Sister and former coursemate, Vivian Orji attested that the young man returned from Port-Harcourt, with his family a few days ago for the burial of his father-in-law and was heading to purchase a casket in Owerri when he was arrested.
Both persons have appealed to the police to consider conducting a thorough investigation to avoid apprehending innocent citizens over security issues in the state.