Police personnel attached to the Imo State Command have arrested armed political thugs suspected to be on a mission to disrupt the presidential election to be held on February 25 in Ohaji/Egbema Council area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) of the command, Henry Okoye, in a statement made available to newspapers in Owerri, said the armed thugs raided on credible information inside the Umorji country house of Hon. Kingsley Uju, representing Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta/Oru West Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Abuja.
According to information gathered from Crime Channel, the suspects, all of whom are from Imo State, include Henry Nwabueze, 40, a native of Umorji in Ohaji/Egbema LGA, Achor David, 45, from Onitsha Mgbara in Ohaji/Egbema LGA and Tochukwu Obiego, 40, a resident at Mgbara in Ohaji/Egbema.
Others are Clinton Ezekwe, 49, a native of Ohaji/Egbeme LGA and Onuorah Raphael, 33, who hails from Ngor-Okpala LGA.
Items seized from them include a pump-action pistol, three locally made pistols, an HP printer, four laptop computers and documents containing voter registration details in the Oguta/Ohaji-Egbema/Oru West LGA.
Other recovered criminal items included 50 charged ink cartridges, an LG remote control, a power bank, an intercom, three laptop external keyboards, a Toyota Camry with registration number GWA574AZ and a Toyota Corolla with registration number NKK837GK.
Also recovered from them were eight mobile phones, a Belushi watch, a ring and fifteen thousand naira in cash.
Police authorities said the lawmaker’s home was used as a base of operations by the suspects, who will be charged in court once the investigation is completed.