- The police says it has made a breakthrough following the deadly attack that happened in Anambra state
- A notable politician and former bank chief, Chukwuma Soludo, was caught in the cross-fire that claimed the life of three policemen
- The police also stated that security has been beefed around Soludo to shield him from further harm
The Anambra state police command, says it has arrested one suspect in connection with the attack on Professor Chukwuma Soludo, a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor.
Soludo is a governorship aspirant under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the forthcoming Anambra 2021 guber election.
The arrest was contained in a statement issued on Thursday, April 1, by the spokesman of the command, DSP Ikenganya Tochukwu, and seen by Legit.ng.
According to the statement, the state commissioner of police, Monday Bala Kuryas, led a crack team of police operatives for an on-the-spot assessment of the venue of the incident on the day it happened on Wednesday, March 31.
The statement further informed that one person has been arrested in connection with the attack.
Tochukwu said the police chief also visited Soludo to reinforce the security in his house and the community entirely.
In his response, Soludo thanked the commissioner and his team for the quick response.
According to the report, his whereabouts were still unknown at the time the police visited the area.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that unknown gunmen attacked Soludo, killing three policemen guarding him.
The incident took place in Soludo's hometown in Isuofia, Aguata local government area of Anambra state during a meeting with the youths of the community.
Recall that the leadership of APGA recently dismissed rumours that Soludo will be imposed as the governorship candidate of the party in Anambra.
National coordinator of All the Progressives Grand Alliance Media Warriors’ Forum, Chinedu Obigwe assured party members that there would be a free-and-fair primary election in the party for the November 6 poll.