Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State on Saturday disclosed that 18 suspects arrested by security agencies have given dependable evidence on the names of those sponsoring insecurity in the state.
The governor who made the disclosure while addressing elected officials of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, also revealed that the names of the sponsors will be revealed on 3 January 2022.
Governor Uzodinma said the names will be made public during his first Imo stakeholders meeting in January 2022, stressing that the masterminds will be made to face the full wrath of the law no matter how highly placed.
He expressed optimism that the ruling party would continue to dominate others in the state, stressing that all APC’s saboteurs would be put to shame.
“My government is ready to do all within its powers to ensure that Imo State remains safe and that anyone working to destabilise the system or encouraging criminality, no matter how highly placed, would be made to face the full wrath of the law.”
“Let me say these, two councillors were recently murdered and that those who killed them have been arrested by security agencies and they have owned up to the crime.
“18 suspects are now in custody in connection with different dimensions of crimes against the people of the state and they have also given dependable evidence about those sponsoring them. The sponsors will be made known to Imo State stakeholders by January 3, 2022.
“Don’t be intimidated. So long as I remain the Governor of this state, they will face the law. We have clear evidence of those who are behind the insecurity based on information from the suspects.
“And I assure you that by January 3, 2022, when I will hold Imo stakeholders meeting I will reel out their names one after the other with the evidence of their roles.”
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