The Anambra Police Command says it has arrested four more men in connection with the reported attack on Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The four men according to the police have confessed to have taken part in the attack.
The command’s Spokeman, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the fresh arrest in a statement issued in Awka on Thursday.
Ikenga gave the names of the four suspects as Mbah Victor (30), John Olisakwe (21), Chigozie Omeh (20) and Emmanuel Nnobi ( 28).
“The suspects confessed to have actively taken part in the attack and subsequent abduction of the Commissioner for Water and Public Utility, Mr Emeka Ezenwanne,” the statement states.
It further states that the command had intensified efforts to rescue the commissioner following the arrest of the four men in connection with the Soludo attack.
Soludo was attacked by gunmen at a political gathering in his Isuofia home town in Aguata Local Government Area on Wednesday.
It was gathered that three police orderlies attached to him were killed by the gunmen.
The police had earlier confirmed the arrest of one suspect in the wake of the attack.
According to him, “Efforts are still ongoing to apprehend other fleeing accomplices, unravel the circumstances surrounding the incidence and bring the suspects to book,” he stated.
The command reaffirmed its commitment toward ensuring the safety of residents of the state.
It further called on the people to assist the command with useful information that would help to tackle crime and criminality in the state.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG had reported Soludo in a Thursday interview on Channels as recounting his experience.
“At first I thought, maybe the policemen were shooting in the air. Until I began to hear people screaming and all of that and everybody just scampered for safety.
“Just as I was about to wrap up the town hall meeting and said finally for them now to open up for comments and answers, there were gunshots.”