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Police Arrest Nwokoye, 5 Others for Attacking Operatives at Uzu Awka’s Palace

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The Anambra State Police Command says it has arrested six persons who attacked operatives of the command at the palace of Augustine Ndigwe, a now proscribed monarch of Awka.

Police operatives had Saturday allegedly stopped Ndigwe from holding new yam festival at his palace, while Anambra State government had in a press statement proscribed the monarch, threatening to sanction him if he continues to impersonate the monarch.

Meanwhile, in a press release on Sunday, the state police command said it’s deployment to the palace was to forestall trouble as the community had been factionalized.

But the command said some persons known to be allies of the proscribed monarch attacked police operatives, but were later arrested.

In a press release by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga said: “Today 11/9/2022 we wish to let the members of the public know especially Ndi Anambra that, the deployment of police operatives yesterday 10/9/2022 within the residence of Augustine Ndigwe in Awka, is to make sure there is no break down of law and order in Awka Community.

“Meanwhile, one Mr Nwokoye that led the attack on police officers is in custody with five others. The suspects have been transferred to State Criminal investigations department for investigations.

“The situation is being monitored and further development shall be communicated,” Ikenga said.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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