The Anambra Police Command says it has arrested four new suspects in connection with the reported attack on Prof. Chukwuma Soludo; a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Soludo is one of the aspirants in the upcoming Anambra gubernatorial election.
The Command’s Spokeman, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the fresh arrest in a statement issued in Awka on Thursday.
Ikenga gave the names of the four suspects as Mbah Victor (30), John Olisakwe (21), Chigozie Omeh (20); as well as Emmanuel Nnobi (28).
“The suspects confessed to have actively taken part in the attack on Soludo; as well as the subsequent abduction of the Commissioner for Water and Public Utility, Mr Emeka Ezenwanne.’’
Also, Soludo had reacted to the incident.
Further, the statement revealed that the Command had intensified efforts to rescue the Commissioner.
1st News had reported that Soludo was attacked by gunmen at a political gathering in his Isuofia home town; in Aguata Local Government Area on Wednesday. It was gathered that three police orderlies attached to him were killed by the gunmen. The police had earlier confirmed the arrest of one suspect in the wake of the attack.
Meanwhile, Ikenga stated that efforts are still ongoing to apprehend other fleeing accomplices; unravel the circumstances surrounding the incidence and bring the suspects to book. The Command reaffirmed its commitment toward ensuring the safety of residents of the state.
In addition, it called on the people to assist the Command with useful information that would help to tackle crime and criminality in the state.