Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lawyer to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been declared wanted over the killing of two police officers in Anambra state.
The state command of the Nigeria Police Force made the declaration on Tuesday, December 3.
The Herald gathered that some irate youth in Oraifite under Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State on Monday reportedly killed two policemen for allegedly attacking the house of Ejiofor.
A source in retaliation for the attack on the lawyer’s house said youths in the community killed the two policemen and burnt them at the Nkwo Market area of Oraifite.
Commissioner of police in the state, John Abang, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Awka, the capital, on Tuesday.
He said: “I’ll like Nigerians to know that Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor (a member of the proscribed IPOB) has been declared wanted.
“I’ll seek the cooperation of law abiding Nigerians, East, West, North and South that wherever they find this individual, they should report to the nearest police station for possible arrest and prosecution based on the rules and laws of Nigeria.”
Earlier, The Herald reported that the Police Command in Anambra confirmed the death of two police officers, allegedly attacked and shot by suspected members of the proscribed IPOB at Oraifite in Ekwusigo council area of the state.
The command’s spokesman, Mr Haruna Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Monday.