Police arrest Okowa’s aide over assassination attempt on businessman

A special assistant to the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has been arrested over the attempted assassination of a businessman.

A team of Policemen from Force Headquarters Abuja, on Wednesday last arrested Mr Sunday Okoro Ukwejemifor (AKA G1), a notorious criminal and leader of the dreaded White Ladder cult group, who has been terrorizing Sapele and its environs over the assassination attempt on Mr Sunny Nwakego.

Mr Okoro, a Special Assistant on Security Matters to Okowa has been on the watch list of security operatives since 2009 as a result of his alleged involvement in kidnapping, arson, unresolved murder and armed robbery.

He was arrested with six others; Ayomanor Tobore, Romeo Okoro, Precious Oghaje, Blessing Isaba, Eseoghene Ogheneovo and Iwarri Mosco.

Okoro allegedly hired five men from Port-Harcourt to kill Mr Nwakego but luck ran out of them, leading to the arrest of three of the suspects, while two others escaped.

According to a police source in Edo State Police Command where they are currently been detained, he said that following confessional statements by the three arrested suspected hired killers, Okoro and other 6 were picked up.

He explained that Okoro and six other arrested suspects are currently being interrogated while moves are on to track down other suspects in connection with the case.

“Mr Okoro arrest followed the confessional statement made by three suspects who were earlier arrested following intelligence by some of our men in Sapele. On further interrogation, they confessed that Mr Sunday Okoro, (G1) hired them from Port-Harcourt, Rivers State to kill one Mr Sunday Nwakego.”

“As we speak, the investigations are ongoing, though there has been pressure from top politicians from Delta State for the case to be transferred to the state, I can assure you that we will be very fair and thorough in this matter. If at the end of the investigations; we found out that they have no case to answer, so be it, but we shall certainly not succumb to pressure,” he added.