A 42-year-old man, identified as Nnamdi Okafor from Amanachi community in the Orsu Local Government Area of Imo state, has been arrested by security operatives for allegedly sponsoring the recent deadly attacks in the state.
In some of the attacks, policemen, police stations and other government facilities, including the Owerri Correctional Centre, have been targeted.
The country home of the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, was also recently attacked by gunmen who killed two security guards attached to the governor and burnt the building.
According to Vanguard, Okafor was arrested at Aboha-Ohi around Lifeline Assembly, Owerri/Orlu Road in Imo state.
It was learnt that security operatives had been watching Okafor for some time before his arrest.
The suspect was also identified as a director of Pecubel Hotel in the state.
A source told Vanguard: “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 Eoad in Imo.
“Okafor, male, 42 years. He’s 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 said.
The paper also said some others had been arrested in connection to the deadly attacks in Imo with one of the ring leaders’ name given as Izuchukwu Ohaeri.
He was said to be 31 years and from Isiwenke, Amakohia in the Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area of Imo state.
SAharaReporters, New York