Gloria Ogbu


A missing policeman identified as Mr Okpanachi Johnson has been found dead and his corpse exhumed by operatives of the Enugu State division of the Nigeria Police Force.

The state police public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday disclosed that the corpse was uncovered in Igboeze North LGA of the state.

According to Ndukwe, many reported cases of crimes in the area led to the tactical hunt for the perpetrators.

He alleged that the perpetrators were members of the Eastern Security Network.

Ndukwe stated that, “The operation led to the discovery and exhumation from a shallow grave in the camp, the corpse of their male victim identified as Okpanachi Johnson, a police officer serving in Igbo-Eze North Police Division of the command.

“He had gone missing on 30/07/2022, with all efforts made to trace his whereabouts proving abortive.

Also recovered at the camp were twelve firearms, including one AR-K2 assault, six pump action guns, one locally-made berretta-like pistol and five locally-fabricated double-barreled guns; ninety-eight live cartridges; two machetes, one digger, one battle axe and one hacksaw; five motor vehicles, including three Toyota Sienna minivans, one Honda Pilot jeep and one Hiace (hummer) bus loaded with assorted ankara fabrics, all reported to have been snatched from their owners at different times within the area by the hoodlums.”