Anambra Police Command arrest most wanted Criminal
Ikanda, who is a known notorious criminal and gang lord, around Onitsha axis and environs last year murdered a 38-year-old businessman in broad daylight, for attempting to rescue a commercial motorcyclist conveying him from being extorted by Ikanda and his boys.
A N1 million tag was put on his head by Anambra State government for anyone who can provide information that would lead to his arrest, as he was said to be powerful and also works for several big politicians in the state who always effect his release, each time he was arrested.
Commissioner of Police Anambra State, Mr Mustapha Dandaura who paraded Ikanda before journalists said he was arrested on Sunday in Onitsha, following a tip-off, to collect proceeds of illegal toll collection from his men.
Dandaura said, “We had launched an aggressive manhunt for him after the killing in June 2018, and on Sunday, 31 March 2019, following painstaking intelligence and strategic planning, police operatives attached to command operation Udoka and special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) raided criminal hideouts at Menax near flyover in Onitsha and arrested the notorious suspect.”
The commissioner also paraded five men, Abuchi Nwogwu, Okwudili Nwanne, Mmaduabuchi Obia, Chiedozie Orah and Ekechi Chukwuemeka who were said to have set ablaze a police station in Ajalli, Orumba South LGA, shortly before the general elections and carted away three AK 47 riffles.
Dandaura said the men who are suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB)had during the incident also wounded a police DCO.
Upon interrogation, the suspects took police operatives to their criminal hideout and one AK47 rifle with breech number KO3588792 carted from the police station was recovered.
Also, one Chimaobi Amauwa, a 25 years old man suspected to be a member of a one-chance robbery gang which operate around Onitsha was also paraded.
The suspects owned up to the crime, except Ikanda, who insisted that the killing of the businessman was done by his boys and not himself.
Dandaura said investigations are ongoing in all the cases, and that the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.