The Imo State Police Command said it has arrested one of the suspected killers of Ahmed Gulak, a former Political Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Gulak was killed on May 30, 2021, on his way to the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri.
Parading the suspect, Anosike Chimobi, 38, from Umuedo, Ahiazu Mbaise council area of the state, the Police Spokesperson for the State Command, Micheal Abattam, disclosed on Monday, June 27, that Chimaobi was nabbed following investigation carried out by the operatives of the command.
Abattam added that the suspect had already confessed to the crime and would be charged to court.
Abattam explained that among those paraded were members of the gang who burnt the home of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor.
He said: “Anosike confessed to being among the IPOB/ESN terrorist that murdered Ahmed Gulak on 30/5/2021 along Imo State Airport Road. Being involved in the burning of Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise, Ezinihitte Mbaise, Ihitte-Uboma and Obowo Police Stations. Confessed to be among the IPOB/ESN terrorists who attacked the onions Truck at Enyiogwugwu junction Aboh Mbaise L.G.A Imo State on 30/5/2022.
“He confessed to his involvement in attack and murder of many police officers and collection of their service rifles. He also confessed to the kidnap of one Jude Nwahiri at Eke Nguru Junction Aboh Mbaise L.G.A Imo State, under the command of one Ebube Uche Madu aka virus who is on the command wanted list.”
According to the suspect, the late Gulak was 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.
Speaking to journalists, Anosike said he was a commercial bus driver and not a member of the gang.
According to him, Gulak’s killers approached him to convey them in his vehicle which he attempted to resist but later accepted when they ”threatened to kill him.”
Anosike stated that he drove the gang members to the spot where they blocked Gulak’s vehicle, which was on its way to the airport, and killed him.
He said they shot the APC chieftain after he resisted the demand by the gunmen that he should come down from the vehicle.
The Police PRO added that others paraded were criminals who have been terrorising communities in Imo.