It was gathered that the suspects, ShedrackNeburagho, Onyema Wire, Onyekachi Amadi, Onyekachi Amadi, Alanko Suloko and Sunday Okoro, also known as G1, were rounded up in Sapele area of Delta State, when operatives of the IRT got wind of their plots.
Operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team, IRT, have arrested six members of Ice-lander confraternity for attempting to assassinate a Delta State politician and businessman, Hon. Sunday Nwakego Okeke.
Sources disclosed to Vanguard that the ringleader, G1, who is said to be a community youth leader in Sapele and has been active in most of the actions leading to community unrest within the area, was said to have recruited five of his cult members from Sapele, Delta State, Port Harcourt, Rivers State and Yenagoa, Bayelsa State with the aim of assassinating Hon. Nwakego, who he considered to be his rival.
It was alleged that G1 brought in two AK47 rifles and a pistol for the operation and he also offered to pay the assassins the sum of N2million and kept them in his hotel, from where they monitored Hon. Nwakego’s movements.
He was also alleged to have led the assassins to the politician’s house and his place of business, where they had planned to attack him. They were said to have ruled out attacking him on the road, because he moves around with police escort.
Police sources disclosed further that G1’s plot failed, when one of the suspects, Shedrack Neburagho, who is familiar with Hon. Nwakego, informed him about the plot to kill him and he quickly alerted operatives of the IRT who got G1 and other members of his gang arrested.