BY CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI—Imo State Police Command has commenced investigations to establish the real owners of the 10 exotic cars impounded in the premises of Ezuma Private Hospital, Owerri.
The hospital was the facility (baby factory) where the police rescued 16 pregnant teenagers last week.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Katsina, who disclosed this during an exclusive chat with Vanguard in Owerri, also explained that up till this very moment, the suspect arrested in connection with the factory, who claimed to be a medical doctor (Dr. James Ezuma), had failed to provide a single document for any of the vehicles.
He said the man had rather been incoherent, with regards to where he procured the vehicles, who brought them and when.
The CP said: “Up till today, he has not been able to say anything tangible. He has not been able to give us the required answers to the questions!
“That is why I have set up a team to specifically investigate the status of the 10 exotic vehicles. We are going to contact our partners at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, for them to give us details of the vehicles.”
While noting that the command had so far taken the engine and chassis numbers and all other material elements relating to the vehicles, Mr. Katsina also explained that the whole idea was for the police to know at the end of the day how the vehicles came to be in his possession.
On the whereabouts of Ezuma, Mr. Katsina said he was in police custody, adding that the legal department of the command had started compiling his dossier.
“We have it on record that sometime in 2009, he was arrested for incarcerating about 30 pregnant teenagers from one of his dens in Abia State, and that matter is pending at the Federal High Court,” Katsina said.
The commissioner recalled that the same man was arrested in Imo over gun running when the police recovered three prohibited firearms from him.
He said the matter was also in court, adding that the current rescue of 16 pregnant teenagers and loss of a baby belonging to one of the girls was another dimension to his sordid record.