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THE Imo State Police Command on Monday said it has arrested one of the suspected killers of Ahmed Gulak, an ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Spokesman of the Imo State Police Command Mike Abattam confirmed the arrest in a telephone interview with The ICIR.

The suspect was identified as Anosike Chimobi, from Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.

Abattam said Chimobi had initially escaped during a gun duel with the police after he and members of his gang committed the crime.

Earlier, when he was paraded at a press briefing in Owerri, Imo State capital, on Monday, Chimobi said he was not a member of the gang that assassinated the late Gulak.

The suspect claimed he was a commercial driver and that members of the gang forced him at gun point to convey them during the operation.

Chimobi also said he initially rejected the approach by the gang, but he later gave in when he was threatened.

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The ICIR had reported that Gulak was killed along the Sam Mbakwe Airport road by unidentified gunmen in May 2021.

Gulak, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was reportedly shot in his car at Obiangwu, in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area, close to the airport.

According to an eyewitness, before the incident, there was an attempt by non-state actors to take over the airport.

Gulak was said to have left his room at Protea Hotel, Owerri, for the airport when he was attacked by the gunmen.

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Lukman Abolade is an Investigative reporter with The ICIR. Reach out to him via labolade@icirnigeria.org, on twitter @AboladeLAA and FB @Correction94

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