An Anambra born Nollywood star, Mr. Ifeanyi Azodo, has been arrested by the police in Onitsha for an alleged robbery. The Area Commander of Onistha Police Area Command, Abubarkar Yahaya, confirmed Azodo’s arrest to journalists in his office.
He said: “There was a case against him and we just invited him to make statement and we released him on bail because it is a ‘bailable’ offence. “If you want details of the matter, then go to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).
Don’t quote me wrong, I said we had a case reported against him and we invited him for questioning and along the line we found out that he took laws into his hands and in the course of our investigation we found him wanting. “However, we have recovered about 80 per cent of the missing items in relation with the matter and investigation is still ongoing.” Asked when police would arraign Azodo, the area commander said that would depend on the outcome of investigation.
According to investigation, Azodo invited a 30-yearold man into the hotel. During their discussion, there arose a misunderstanding between them which attracted the hotel management which invited the police. The man, who gave his name simply as Stephen, did not speak on the cause of the argument.
However, Azodo did not call at press time. The PPRO, ASP Nkiru Nwode, confirmed Azodo’s arrest. Nwode said that it was a case of robbery and not homosexual as being rumoured in some quarters. “Yes there was a case of robbery reported against him. I did not see it as a homosexual; it was a case of robbery,” the PPRO added.
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