The former Special Adviser to sacked Governor Emeka Ihedioha on Security (Orlu zone), Mr Henry Ihejuba (aka Okeosisi) was on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)of Imo state police command over allegation of his involvement in the killing of one Hon. Ahamefula Maduabuchukwu, the former Supervisory Councilor for Youths and sports at Isu local government area.
A police source who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity, had disclosed that Mr Henry Ihejuba was arrested in the morning of Tuesday, Febuary 25,2020 upon an intelligent report that he was hiding somewhere in Owerri.
Okeosisi as popularly called is said to have deliberately avoided Imo State and police invitation. “Efforts made by police to reach him for interrogation on the development proved abortive. From all indication and confession of some of the suspects already arrested by the police, it became pertinent that the police arrest Okeosisi as he is a prime suspect in the gruesome murder of late Maduabuchikwu,only son of his parents”, the source revealed.
It would be recalled that the 2018 elected but suspended Local Government Chairmen and Councilors had on the 6th of January, 2020, protested against their suspension.
They had also attempted to forcefully regain their offices before they were visited with violence. While other local government areas recorded no casualties, some hoodlum said to be on the engagement and supervision of Mr Henry Ihejuba, Okeosisi as he is notoriously called, opened fire on the peaceful protesters, killing one person while about four (4) others were seriously wounded and hospitalized. The ill-fated victim was identified as Hon. Ahamefula Maduabuchukwu, a former Supervisor with Isu LGA.
It was gathered that since the incident, neither Okeosisi nor the then government considered it necessary to sympathize or visit the family to commiserate with them. Instead, the suspects disappeared into oblivion, one of whom is known as 12-12 who was alleged went about boasting that nobody can arrest him as he had the cover, protection and assurance of the powers that be.
Efforts to reach the Imo State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Mr Orlando Ikeokwu, to confirm the arrest proved abortive as he did not take calls put across to his mobile phone by our reporter or return same at press time.
It was not also confirmed if Okeosisi has been transferred to Abuja as was revealed that the Inspector General of police(IGP) had personally ordered that the case file be transferred to Abuja with immediate effect.