Police arrest leader of gang behind attacks on police divisions in Ebonyi

By AdvocateNews on 25/05/2021

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Ebonyi State Police Command, Monday said it has arrested the leader of the gang behind the coordinated attacks on three Police Divisional Headquarters in Onicha, Abaomege, and Ohaozara Local Government Areas of the State.

Another robbery suspect, Eluu Ekpehu Emmanuel who gave useful information that led the police operatives to the house of other suspects in the State was equally arrested.

According to the Police, items such as firearms and ammunition including one (1) Double Barrel English Gun, with eleven live cartridges, one (1) Locally made Single Gun, one (1) Riot Police Smoke Gunner, stolen from Ohaozara Police Divisional Headquarters, three (3) Police Bartons, one (1) Hand Grenade, one (1) Canister of Teargas, and two (2) Police Belts were recovered.

Other items include two (2) Police Radio Communication Handset with Chargers; all Stolen from Onicha Divisional Headquarters which was also attacked and set ablaze on 4th Feb. 2021; four (4) Biafra Flag and one (1) Juju Box.

In a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Loveth Odah: “On the 20/05/2021, at about 1700hrs following the Intelligence report of movement of arms and ammunition and the report of armed robbers terrorizing Isu, Onicha LGA, One Eluu Ekpehu Emmanuel was arrested, who made useful statement to the Police and led Police Operatives to the house of their gang leader popularly known as “Blood”;

Posted 25/05/2021 07:21 AM

 

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