The Police Commissioner in the state, Mr Garba Umar, presented the
suspects to newsmen on Thursday at the police command headquarters in
Amawbia, near Awka.
Umar said the police recovered 336 rounds of 7.22x39mm, AK-47 live ammunition from the alleged (IPOB) members and their trainer.
“Police equally recovered three empty AK-47 riffles with magazines, one
locally made double barrel pistol with two live cartridges, (IPOB)
wears, IPOB flags, muffler, criminal charms and ATM cards.
“The Army deserter was formally of the 20 Mechanised Battalion, Taraba, in 2014 before he disappeared,’’ Umar said.
The commissioner said Nnamdi became a member of a six-man gang
responsible for the attacks and killings of policemen at nipping points,
robberies at fuel stations including that of Bukachi filling station,
Eziowelle, both in Onitsha on Aug. 31, 2017.
Others who were arrested alongside Nnamdi were 26-year-old Onyebuchi Peter Ali and Ugwuokpe Nnaemeka, he said.
Umar said their case was under investigation and that they would be charged to court after investigation.