Police arrest ‘IPOB’s drug supplier’ in Imo

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The Imo state police have arrested Nnamuka Uchenna, a suspected drug baron who is allegedly a supplier to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) in the state.

Uchenna was said to have been arrested on July 8 at his residence at Umuaka in Njaba local government area of the state where substances suspected to be cocaine valued at N150 million, and a measuring scale were recovered after a search.

He was said to have been arrested alongside one Chinedu Ukaegbulam, and Augustine Ete.

According to The Nation, police sources said the suspects were apprehended following diligent intelligence gathering that led to the arrest of one Obinna Ohaji who disguised as a driver in search of passengers in a Nissan Caravan bus.


A large quantity of cocaine had been recovered from the bus upon a search.

The driver after being interrogated by the police, was said to have confessed that the cocaine was given to him to deliver to an unknown lady at Elele in Rivers state.

He was also said to have then led the police to the border between Imo and Rivers state where the receiver, a 17-year-old girl, who confessed to be the group’s supplier in Rivers, was arrested.


Michael Abattam, the state police spokesman, said the suspects were possibly the ones who distribute drugs to various terror camps in the state.

According to him investigation is ongoing to trace the source of the hard drugs into the state and also to arrest other members of the syndicate in hiding.

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