IFEANYI Ejiofor, counsel to the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu may have gone into hiding after police in Anambra State on Tuesday declared him wanted following the death of two policemen after a clash with some IPOB members.
The police said while they were at Ejiofor’s house to arrest him over failure to honour the Area Command’s invitation for questioning on alleged malicious damage and abduction, they were attacked by over 50 members of the IPOB.
The Police PRO confirmed to The ICIR that two officers were killed and burnt while several others sustained serious injuries.
The IPOB lawyer’s two mobile phones were switched off when contacted by The ICIR. A member of his chamber in Abuja identified as Habila also told our correspondent that although he spoke with him in the morning, his mobile lines have been switched off
Habila told The ICIR that Ejiofor left Abuja last week to attend the burial ceremony of his brother in his residence in Anambra state.
Habila added that Ejiofor has not been sighted at his Zone 7 office in Abuja as of Tuesday afternoon when he was declared wanted.
Anambra State Commissioner of Police John Abang in a video message on Tuesday declared Ejiofor wanted.
According to report, the commissioner of police said, “I will like to let Nigerians know that as we speak, Barrister Ejiofor, an IPOB member and his cohorts have been declared wanted by the command.”
The commissioner was quoted to have urged members of the public to report to the nearest police station or any other security agency for possible arrest and prosecution if they have information on his whereabouts.
Ejiofor and others are wanted for ‘alleged brutal murder of two police officers’ in Anambra state on during an encounter between IPOB members and the police.