The suspected sponsor of the Imo deadly attack which claimed many lives and leads to the destruction of government properties has reportedly been arrested by security operatives.
Recall that in a portion of the assaults, policemen, police stations and other government facilities, including the Owerri Correctional Center, have been targeted.
Following the previous ones, the home of the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, was also attacked recently by gunmen who killed two security guards attached to the governor and burnt the building.
According to Vanguard, security operatives have now arrested the man which is identified as Nnamdi Okafor, for allegedly sponsoring those deadly attacks in the state.
The 42-year-old suspect is confirmed to be from Amanachi community in the Orsu Local Government Area of Imo state, and he was also identified as a director of Pecubel Hotel in the state.
Reports have it that, Okafor was arrested at Aboha-Ohi around Lifeline Assembly, Owerri/Orlu Road in Imo state, as it was learnt that the security operatives had been trailing Okafor for some time before his arrest.
A source will speaking to Vanguard, said:
“Nnamdi Okafor is from Amanachi community in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo state, he was arrested in April, around Lifeline Assembly in Aboha-Ohi along Owerri /Orlu Road in Imo.
“Okafor, male, 42 years. He’s the director of one Pecubel Hotel and has a pharmaceutical outlet in Lagos. He was arrested in connection with sponsoring /financing of the so-called unknown gunmen terrorising Imo state,” the source said.
Reports also have it that some others in connection to the attacks have also been tracked down, with one of the ring leader’s names provided as Izuchukwu Ohaeri.
He was said to be 31 years and from Isiwenke, Amakohia in the White Uboma Local Government Area of Imo state.