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Police Arrests Gang Leader And 9 Others Over Pastor’s Torture In Ebonyi



The Police Command in Ebonyi has arrested Julius Amadi and 9 others for assaulting a pastor Mr Oko Obeni.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Loveth Odah made this recognised in a announcement on Wednesday in Abakaliki.

Odah stated that the incident took region at Ogo play ground, Amasiri in Afikpo North Area (LGA) of the state.

The PPRO stated that Obeni, who hails from Ndukwe in Amasiri LGA, mentioned the incident at the Afikpo North Divisional Police Station.

“The pastor mentioned that the Isu Oru age grade led by using Amadi and deputised by means of Eze Ogbonna dragged him to the Ogo playground, tied his palms to his again and flogged him severally with canes.

“This he stated gave him more than one accidents on his physique as they additionally poured water on him,’’ the PPRO said.

Odah stated that the sufferer was once rushed to the health center for applicable clinical care, including that he used to be responding to treatment.

She stated that the police straight away swung into motion and due to this fact arrested Amadi, the chief of the age grade and 9 others.

The PPRO referred to that preliminary investigations published that the assault on the pastor used to be due to a he made on ‘facebook’ condemning a precise motion of the Afikpo North LGA chairman, Mr Ogbonnia Oko-Enyim.

“The put up counseled the normal ruler of the location over the selection taken towards the council boss on the stated motion as this allegedly angered the chairman’s loyalists.

“This made them to take legal guidelines into their hands, thereby committing the heinous crime,” Odah said.

Odah, however, stated that the Acting Commissioner of Police in the state, Deputy Commissioner of Police Yekini Ayoku had advised contributors of the public to stay calm and ordered a full investigation into the matter.

This in accordance to her is to unravel the situations which led to such inhuman treatment.



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