22nd August, 2021
The Nigeria Police announced Sunday that they have busted Gloria Okolie, the spy girl of the Eastern Nigeria Network, accused of being the mastermind of violent attacks against police targets.
The alleged spy is 22 years old from Umutanza village in Imo State.
Police accuse her of complicity in the series of deliberate and well-coordinated attacks on security formations, other critical national infrastructure including INEC offices and killing of security operatives in the South-Eastern part of the country.
According to police deputy spokesman, CSP Aremu Adeniran, Gloria was arrested following ongoing investigations to break the information, drugs and arms supply chain to the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network.
Police Investigations revealed that Gloria Okolie is a member of IPOB/ESN in Imo State who worked closely with one ESN commander, Benjamin Uzoma Emojiri a.k.a “Onye Army”.
The police had declared Emojiri wanted over his lead roles in planning, coordinating and executing the attack on the Imo State Police Command Headquarters and Imo State Headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service.
Gloria’s arrest and her confession, assisted the Police in the arrest of “Onye Army”, which the police said was a major breakthrough in the quest to restoring law and order in the South-East region.
“Further investigations by the Police team revealed that Gloria Okolie takes advantage of her gender and seemingly innocuous looks as camouflage to carry out espionage against military and police targets on behalf of IPOB/ESN”, Adeniran said.
“The suspect also serves as an intermediate person, who receives cash, drugs and weapons on behalf of IPOB/ESN and deliver same to their commanders in their camps.
“Through her clandestine criminal activities, she actively aided and abetted the multiple acts of murder, arson and malicious damage to both private and public property by the ESN.
“A lot of the deadly and unfortunate attacks on security personnel and assets, with numerous fatalities, have the imprimaturs of Gloria Okolie, the spy girl of ESN militants.
“Investigation is being concluded to enable the Police arraign her in court for prosecution.
“The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, while commending security operatives for the unrelenting fight against violent crimes in the country, assured citizens of the commitment of the Force to improving public safety and security and upholding law and order in the country.”