The operatives of the Imo State Police Command arrested suspected political thugs on a mission to disrupt the just concluded February 25, presidential election in Ohaji/Egbema council area of the state.
Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) of the command, Henry Okoye in a statement made available to newsmen in Owerri said the armed thugs were raided on credible intelligence inside the Umorji country home of Hon. Kingsley Uju, representing Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta/Oru West federal constituency in the National Assembly, Abuja.
The suspects, all of whom are from Imo State, include Henry Nwabueze, 40, a native of Umorji in Ohaji/Egbema LGA, Achor David, 45, from Onitsha Mgbara in Ohaji/Egbema LGA and Tochukwu Obiego, 40, a resident at Mgbara in Ohaji/Egbema.
Others are Clinton Ezekwe, 49, a native of Ohaji/Egbeme LGA and Onuorah Raphael, 33, who hails from Ngor-Okpala LGA.
Items recovered from them include one pump-action gun, three locally-fabricated guns, an HP printer, four laptop computers and documents containing registration details of voters in Oguta/Ohaji-Egbema/Oru West LGA.
Other recovered incriminating items are 50 live cartridges, one LG remote, a power bank, one walkie-talkie, three Laptop external keyboards, Toyota Camry with Registration number GWA574AZ and Toyota Corolla with Registration no NKK 837GK.
Eight mobile phones, a Belushi wristwatch, one ring and N15,000 cash were also recovered from them.
The police authority said the lawmaker’s house was used as an operational base by the suspects who would be charged in court upon completion of investigation.