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Police arrest traditional ruler, 2 others over crisis in Ebonyi community

Ebonyi State Police Command, weekend arrested the traditional ruler (names withheld) of Amuzu Igbeagu Community of Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State over his alleged complicity in the attacks on the community by hired gunmen.

Also arrested is the husband of a Development Centre Coordinator in Ebonyi, Maurice Nkwudu and his ally Ogbonnaya Ukwa.

Mr Amuzu’s wife, Roseline is the Coordinator of Igbeagu Development Centre in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

The State Police Spokesperson, Loveth Odah confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Abakaliki.

“Yes they were arrested on Friday following the allegations by the community that they were behind the crisis in the area. They were later released after interrogation because of the police IGP’s policy of not congesting the cell to avoid Covid-19 infection”, Mrs Odah said.

The Spokesman, however, noted that they were told to report back to the Police Headquarters in  Abakaliki with the Coordinator.

“We are still investigating the matter. The matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID)”.

Members of the community in their numbers staged a peaceful protest around Abakaliki on Saturday to protest the alleged attack and destruction of their houses and properties by unknown gunmen

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