The Anambra State Police Command has declared Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), wanted.
John Abang, Police Commissioner, made the declaration on Tuesday during a press conference in Awka, Anambra state capital.
Okay.ng understands that Ejiofor is being declared wanted in connection with the murder of two police officers at Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State on Monday.
Abang said, “I’ll like Nigerians to know that Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor (a member of the proscribed IPOB) has been declared wanted. I’ll seek the cooperation of law-abiding Nigerians, East, West, North, and South that wherever they find this individual, they should report to the nearest Police Station for possible arrest and prosecution based on the rules and laws of Nigeria.”
Haruna Mohammed, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in an earlier statement revealed that those two police officers were killed by the suspected IPOB members while others were inflicted with machete cuts in the incident.
“On the 2/12/2019 at about 11:30 am, there was a formal complaint against One Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor ‘m’ (a member of the proscribed IPOB) in Oraifite on alleged case of abduction, assault occasioning harm and malicious damage to property.
“Following the report, Police Patrol teams led by the Area Commander, Oraifite ACP Oliver Abbey mobilised and rushed to the scene in order to arrest the suspect who declined Police invitation.
“However, as soon as Police arrived the house, armed men suspected to be IPOB members descended on the Police, set ablaze one Patrol vehicle and attacked them with rifles and machetes.
“As a result of the attack, two Police officers whose identities are being withheld were killed by the suspected IPOB members while others were inflicted with machete cuts.
“The injured personnel were rushed to the hospital for medical attention and are presently receiving treatment,” he said.