Police declare IPOB’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor wanted over death two officers

Chidi Samuel|Police authorities in Anambra State on Tuesday declared one Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a lawyer to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, wanted.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, who made the declaration, said the decision followed an incident in Oraifite town which led to the killing of two police officers by suspected members of IPOB.

He urged residents in the state to promptly report any information on Ejiofor’s whereabouts to the police or other security agencies.

Abang said, “Gentleman, I will like to let Nigerians know that as we speak, Barrister Ejiofor, an IPOB member, and his cohorts have been declared wanted by the command.

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“And I will seek the cooperation of law-abiding Nigerians from North, South, East, and West; wherever they find this individual, they should report to the nearest police station or any other security agency for possible arrest and prosecution, based on the rules and laws of Nigeria.”

The police had earlier in a statement said some suspected IPOB members killed two police officers and injured others in Oraifite town.

Anambra State Police Command, spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, said the attackers set a police patrol van set ablaze during the incident which occurred on Monday.

According to him, the security operatives had responded to a complaint against Ejiofor on alleged case of abduction, assault occasioning harm, and malicious damage to property.

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The police patrol teams led by the Area Commander in Oraifite, Oliver Abbey, were said to have mobilised to the scene in order to arrest Ejiofor who was said to have declined police invitation.

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