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JUST IN; Police operatives arrest dismissed Soldier over attack on Command, armed robbery

A notorious kidnapper and armed robber identified as Godwin Chukwuemeka, aka match and die was apprehended by Police operatives attached to Imo State Police Command on Friday.

According to the Command, the Police stormed his residence located along the Owerri Nekede Axis in Owerri West Local Government Area. He was hiding inside the ceiling compartment of his apartment when he was arrested.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the information was disclosed by CSP Mike Abatam, the Senior Assistant, Media, to the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, in a statement on Saturday.

He said, “During interrogation, the suspect confessed to be part of the hoodlums that attacked the Imo State Police Command Headquarters and Correctional Centre, Owerri earlier this year.”

“The suspect is also a dismissed Soldier of the Nigeria Army, ” he added.


He said that the Police recovered a cut to size double barrel gun, a black browning pistol, 2 live cartridges, one expanded cartridge, one military camouflage and 2 desert boots from the suspect upon arrest.

He said that investigation is still ongoing, adding that the Police is working tirelessly in order to apprehended other members of the suspects’ group who are still on the run.

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