Sani Wilson Enemona
A suspected criminal gang member of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, who survived after an attack on Owerri, on Sunday, Stanley Osinachi, from Mbieri in Mbaitoli local government area of Imo state, has disclosed the source of their funding.
Osinachi disclosed that their funding comes from their supporters most of whom live outside Nigeri and that their charms were prepared by Aguleri native doctors in Anambra State.
He revealed this at the Imo state police command in Owerri, the Imo state capital, where he was paraded alongside the bodies of his gang members who were killed during a gun duel with the special forces.
Daily Star Nigeria correspondent gathered that in the process of exchange of gun duel the ring leader commonly known as “Dragon” who was discovered to be an ex-soldier was gunned down alongside others.
Osinachi further stated that: “Dragon recruited me by calling me on phone to join the Eastern Security Network, ESN, I was recruited for the past three days. Even when I wanted to leave he said he will kill me.
He said that their camp was at Akabo in Ikeduru local government area.
“That is where we normally operate from and plan for our operation and Dragon told us that part of our plan is to be killing and burning police stations”, Osinachi further revealed.
Osinachi is in the custody of the Nigeria police and is expected to cooperate in arresting other gang members.