The Anambra state command has confirmed the arrest of one person in connection to the attack on the former central Bank governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo on Wednesday, 31st March, 2021.
The arrest was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police in the state; CP Monday Bala Kuryas fsi, when he led a crack team of Police Operatives for on-the-spot assessment to the venue of a stakeholders/ community meeting at Isuofia Civic Centre in Aguata LGA, on the night of the incident.
DSP Ikenga Tochukwu Anipr, PPRO, Anambra State Police Command in a terse statement, said: “The assailants were resisted by security Operatives present at the event and in the ensuing gun duel, three (3) Police Operatives sustained severe gunshots injuries and were later confirmed dead in the hospital, while their corpses have been deposited in the mortuary.
“Following the incidence, the attackers abducted one Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne, Commissioner of Public and Utilities. Meanwhile, one (1) person has been arrested in connection with the act.”
The Police Operatives led by the Command CP, also visited the Gubernatorial aspirant under the All Progressives Grand Alliance to reinforce the security in his house and the entire Community.
Soludo in his response, thanked the Commissioner and his team for the quick response.
The police Boss condemned the act and also called on the people to join them in the fight against Crime in the state.
“The CP while condemning the act, commiserate with the family and friends of the Officers who paid the supreme Price, has ordered the immediate launch of a tacit investigation to unravel the mystery behind the incidence as well as bring perpetrators of the barbaric act to book.
“He also call on the good people of Ndi Anambra to join hands in the fight against Crime and Criminality,” the statement concluded.