Police command in Imo State has announced that they have arrested one of the suspected killers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Ahmed Gulak.
The Public Relations Officer of the Imo State Police Command, Mike Abattam, made this known while briefing reporters on Monday in Owerri.
The suspect identified as Anosike Chimobi from Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was apprehended one year after Gulak’s death.
It should be recalled that Gulak, who is a former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, was murdered by a group of armed men on May 30, 2021, during a visit to Imo State.
Also gathered that he 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.
Parading the suspects alongside others, Abattam said Chimobi had been on the trail of the command since the killing of Gulak last year.
He disclosed that the suspect escaped during a gun battle between police personnel and his gang members at Aboh Mbaise shortly after the murder of the APC chieftain where five of the suspects were killed.
Chimobi, who also spoke with reporters, claimed to be a commercial bus driver and not a member of the criminal gang.
He recounted that Gulak’s killers approached him to convey them in his vehicle and he attempted to resist, but later gave in after they threatened to kill him.
Chimobi claimed that they shot the APC chieftain after he resisted the demand by the gunmen that he should come down from the vehicle.
He disclosed that the assailants later ran into a team of security operatives who shot repeatedly at the other vehicle conveying them until it somersaulted and caught fire.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said that the police have also arrested other suspected criminals who have been terrorising communities in Imo.
He explained that among those paraded were members of the gang who burnt the home of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor.