The Police authorities in Imo State have confirmed the arrest of Anosike Chimobi, one of the suspected killers of a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.
Okay.ng recalls that Gulak, who until his death was a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was killed by a group of armed men while he was on his way to Abuja from Owerri.
The Public Relations Officer of the Imo State Police Command, Mr Mike Abattam disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Monday in Owerri, the state’s capital.
Chimobi, the suspect who is from Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area (LGA) of the state has been on the the radar of the police as revealed by the Imo State Command PRO.
Gulak was reportedly trailed from his hotel room to the spot where he was killed around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala LGA, close to the Sam Mbakwe Airport Road in Owerri.
The suspect, who spoke with reporters claimed to be a commercial bus driver and not one of the criminals behind the killing.
He however supposedly conveyed the criminals to the spot where they killed Mr Gulak, following threats he was issued.
He added that he drove them to the spot where they blocked his car. They shot Ahmed Gulak after he resisted the demand by the gunmen that he should come down from the vehicle.
Chimobi explained that the assailants later ran into a team of security operatives who shot repeatedly at the other vehicle conveying them until it somersaulted and caught fire.
The command’s spokesman said that the police have also arrested other suspected criminals who have been terrorising communities in Imo.
He explained that among those paraded were members of the gang who burnt the home of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor.
Some of the items recovered from the suspects paraded by the police include guns of different calibre, assorted charms, and a live snake, among others.